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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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Terry Sanderson, president of the National Secular Society, said: "It is extraordinary that a bishop of the Church of England should be a republican, given that William - when he ascends the throne - will be his boss.
Still, once the adolescent ascends the throne, older and cleverer hands find it easy enough to move her around the royal chessboard, drawing her into serious and dangerous missteps.
But his plan was fiercely opposed by conservative academics and lawmakers in his ruling Liberal Democratic Party who feared that if the princess marries a commoner and her first child ascends the throne, the imperial line will shift to a ''female-line.
If Princess Aiko marries a commoner and ascends the throne, then their child, regardless of sex, would be the first emperor or reigning empress to have no emperor on his or her father's side, a circumstance that experts say has never before occurred in Japanese history.
The day homosexuals receive Anglican church approval and/or the day the adulterous Prince Charles ascends the throne of England thereby becoming the head of the Anglican church, I will boycott the Anglican church and build a church of my own within my own heart.