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Sample sentences for the GRE study word ascend

ascend can be used as a
ascend can be used as a noun

1.Tommy felt his ascendancy less sure than a moment before. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
2.Not his ascendancy alone, however, held me in thrall at present. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
3.While there she had met a young man named Harold Latimer, who had acquired an ascendancy over her and had eventually persuaded her to fly with him. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
4."Here, then," said Dupin to me, "you have precisely what you demand to make the ascendancy complete--the robber's knowledge of the loser's knowledge of the robber.. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
5.His hatred, like a powerless though furious wave, was broken against the strong ascendancy which Mercedes exercised over him. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
6."Go I must be alone." Morrel, subdued by the extraordinary ascendancy Monte Cristo exercised over everything around him, did not endeavor to resist it. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
7.The astrologers ascribed great power to Saturn, and predicted "much debate" under his ascendancy hence it was "against his kind" to compose the heavenly strife. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

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