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ascend

(ă-send′) [L. ascendere, to climb up]
To move from the lower part of the body toward the head. Guillain-Barré syndrome is an example of an ascending paralysis, which begins in the feet and progresses upward to the muscles of the legs, abdomen, and chest.
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The first journalist to interview King Abdullah when he ascended the throne, Habib also broke the story that it would be Abdullah, King Hussein's son, who would succeed him, and not the designated Crown Prince Hassan, Hussein's brother.
King Abdullah, who ascended the throne in 2005, is seen as backing the reformers but he must balance the opposing forces.
King Abdullah ascended the throne in 2005 promising a programme of cautious reforms in the world's biggest oil exporter.
Which nationality was William III, who ascended the throne alongside his wife Mary following the Glorious Revolution of 1688?
Many Protestant reformers who had been working in England fled to Zurich when Mary ascended the throne, then returned to England when Elizabeth I came to power.
Al Hamed, and two other activists, spent 17 months in jail until they were freed by King Abdullah shortly after he ascended the throne in 2005.
By the time he ascended the throne, his own people, Angles, Saxons and Jutes, had for the most part left behind their beliefs in heathen gods, but he worked for, and to some extent achieved Christian conversion of the Danes.
But most of these reigning empresses ascended the throne to deal with emergency situations, such as when a crown prince was too young to reign or was forced to postpone enthronement for political reasons.
June marks 50 years since the Queen ascended the throne after the death of her father, King George V1.
According to the agency, the eight volumes to be released Friday comprise information on Emperor Taisho from July 1912, when the emperor ascended the throne, through June 1914.
But many of them ascended the throne at much younger ages than the present Queen, who was 25 when her father died.
Finally one wonders why a book surveying Victorian poetry begins seven years before Victoria ascended the Throne and ends eleven years before she died.