Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A second or subsequent ascent; the act or process of reascending.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A returning ascent or ascension; acclivity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rise of ground following a descent.

Etymologies

re- +‎ ascent (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “I think, my good Meg,” said I one day, as I stood by her bed — she was now recovering with the sure reascent of youth — “that you ought to thank Miss Milly.”

    Uncle Silas

  • From the sensations I then had, I felt an inner conviction of the liveliest kind, that without some powerful and reviving stimulus I should either have died on the spot, or should at least have sunk to a point of exhaustion from which all reascent under my friendless circumstances would soon have become hopeless.

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

  • Kinnison, however, paid very little attention to the landing or to Samms 'disembarkation, and none whatever to the Chicago's reascent into the high heavens.

    First Lensman

  • Lyons finished nearly the half of one before our reascent, to his sorrow, for scarcely were we off the earth before he developed a colic that seemed to interest him more, right up to the finish of the trip, than the scenery.

    The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier

  • The whole descent and reascent is made quickly, quietly, and, if possible, only once.

    Further Foolishness

  • He felt thankful at least that his plans called for no reascent of the hill later.

    The Triumph of John Kars A Story of the Yukon

  • After having been on his feet twenty-four hours, in the exhausting work of mountain-climbing, Sir George began the reascent at the head of the relief party of six guides, to recover the corpse of his brother.

    A Tramp Abroad

  • But either he was depressed originally below the point from which reascent was possible, or else this reaction was intercepted by continual disgust from looking back upon his own ill success; for assuredly he never once recovered that free and eloquent movement of thought which he could command at any time in a private company.

    English Men of Letters: Coleridge

  • So we descended the stone steps I have already mentioned, and after descending about two hundred steps towards the foot of the mountain, made a short reascent again and entered the "dining-room," as the Babu denominated it.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan

  • 'I think, my good Meg,' said I one day, as I stood by her bed -- she was now recovering with the sure reascent of youth -- 'that you ought to thank Miss

    Uncle Silas A Tale of Bartram-Haugh

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