the Ascension


: the Christian holiday that celebrates Jesus Christ's journey to heaven after his death

Examples of the Ascension in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Consider the number of images of Crucifixion (Jesus dying) in Italian churches as opposed to those of the ascension (Christ rising). Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 21 Aug. 2023 To reach the ascension point of the number one APR in this conference for two years consecutively is the result of a determined resilience to be comprehensively excellent. Michelle Gardner, The Arizona Republic, 2 May 2023 After the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the ascension of King Charles III to the throne, royal titles have been shuffled and changed amongst many members of the British royal family—which has understandably confused some in regards to who bows and curtsies to whom. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 20 Apr. 2023 But ever since the ascension of King Vajiralongkorn in 2016, there’s been growing disquiet over the extent of this privileged position. Jintamas Saksornchai, ajc, 28 June 2023 The nineties are enshrined in cultural memory as the successor decade to the sixties, a period that fostered the ascension of the young, brash, and independent: Haynes, Tarantino, Coppola, Anderson, and Van Sant, another friend of Reichardt’s. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, 22 June 2023 With the ascension of King Charles III to the British throne, some commentators have made much of the fact that the new stamp bearing his image features the king without a crown. Laura Goldblatt, The Conversation, 21 June 2023 Byron's breakout has been NASCAR'S best story One of the most pleasant surprises of the 2023 season has been the ascension of 25-year-old William Byron. Cole Cusumano, The Arizona Republic, 8 June 2023 The film, which made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2022, explores the ascension and potential fall of YouTube, the world’s most popular video-sharing website. Addie Morfoot, Variety, 11 May 2023

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“The Ascension.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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