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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Tending or directed upward.

Usage examples (7)
  • Grace in the heart is an ascensive power, ever lifting its desires upward and upward, and so above the temptations of time and earth.
  • Love is “desire to enjoy beauty”; and nourished by the spiritual senses of sight and hearing alone, it is temperate, ascensive, morally beneficient.
  • The vapors were of a violet-gray color and seemingly very dense, for, although endowed with an almost inconceivably powerful ascensive force, they retained to the zenith...
  • Naturalists are familiar with insects which walk on water, and imagination has no more difficulty in putting a man in place of the insect than it has in giving a man some of... for more
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