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  • n. the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne)


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  • Agesopolis’ death, four months before, had seen the rise to power of Cleombrotus, a fine warrior and athlete.

    Lion Of Macedon

  • Preston figured if he himself had been blessed with a face like Robillard’s — one with a mysterious, haunted quality — his meteoric rise to power would have been even more swift and stunning.

    Time Was

  • as Al-Qaid al-Durura authoritarian rule of end of regime and Iraq, see Iraq myths about rise to power of sanctions and

    The J Curve


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