Ascensiontide



noun
the ten days from Ascension Day to the day before Whit Sunday

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  • Ascensive

    ; rising. Historical Examples Does it heat so fast as to keep up the ascensive force without intermission, at twenty-five, or twenty, or ten miles the hour? The Philosophy of the Weather Thomas Belden Butler The simple trial proved a complete success, due, as it appeared to them, to the ascensive power of a cloud […]

  • Ascent

    an act of ; upward movement; a rising movement: the ascent of a balloon. movement upward from a lower to a higher state, degree, grade, or status; advancement: His ascent to the governorship came after a long political career. the act of climbing or traveling up: Three climbers attempted the ascent of Mount Rainier. the […]



  • Ascertain

    to find out definitely; learn with certainty or assurance; determine: to ascertain the facts. Archaic. to make certain, clear, or definitely known. Contemporary Examples “But defense counsel has no comparable obligation to ascertain or present the truth,” White continued. Don’t Blame the D.A. Raymond Bonner August 25, 2011 The problem is that in most fields, […]

  • Ascertainable

    to find out definitely; learn with certainty or assurance; determine: to ascertain the facts. Archaic. to make certain, clear, or definitely known. Historical Examples Whether it rains, and whether I bring my umbrella, are each severally matters of atomic fact, ascertainable by observation. Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method […]



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