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 Meanings and Examples of DESCEND
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  move downward and lower; come from
 v.  be connected by a relationship of blood
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  After passing, he looked back and saw a man descend the ladder.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  He was at the bottom when she began to descend, and was in the street before she could take his arm.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI
3  Neither, as she approached her old home now, did any of the best influences of old home descend upon her.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
4  The sun was four hours lower than when Sissy and Rachael had first sat down upon the grass, before a means of enabling two men to descend securely was rigged with poles and ropes.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
5  Before this entrance the Templar wound his horn loudly; for the rain, which had long threatened, began now to descend with great violence.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
6  The car was already turning, between little old blackened miners' cottages, to descend to Uthwaite.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 11
7  To this spot, the man bearing the appearance of a countryman, hastened unobserved; and after a moment's survey of the place, he began to descend.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
8  It would be too much to expect Sir Walter to descend into a small house in his own neighbourhood.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 2
9  He made fast the pail to the long coil of rope, put it over the wheel, and allowed it to descend by letting the rope slip through his hands.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
10  I leave my estate, with all its advantages and all its disadvantages, to my brother, your father, whence it will, no doubt, descend to you.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
11  We heard the steps of our visitors descend the stair and the bang of the front door.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville
12  Since Rodger Baskerville, Sir Charles's younger brother died unmarried, the estate would descend to the Desmonds, who are distant cousins.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 5. Three Broken Threads
13  Willoughby Smith had been in his bedroom, which he uses as a sitting-room, but the maid heard him at that moment pass along the passage and descend to the study immediately below her.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
14  I determined to descend and find where I could sleep.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
15  But even while I turned this over in my mind I continued to descend.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VI
Example Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  All living creatures are thought to descend from an organism that came into being three billion years ago.
2  If a prisoner is badly treated, he may descend to violence.
3  At Christmas the family descend on the house bearing gifts.
4  Sorry to descend on you like this, but we had no time to phone.
5  It is easier to descend than to ascend.
6  You could see a rough path descend like a steep stair into the plain.
7  Inside the grotto is a large hole full of toads and serpents, by which you descend to a small cellar containing the spring.
8  Seeing them descend to the drawing-room, dressed out in thin muslin frocks and scarlet sashes.
9  The world's media will descend, Google will be clogged by searching fans and from the middle of the scrum a few shiny objects will emerge – a pair of phones, a couple of tablets and, probably, two watches.
10  According to the Bible, the whole of mankind is descended from Adam.
11  The balloon descended gradually as the air came out.
12  The breed is almost directly descended from the Eurasian wild boar.
13  The same heavy, brooding silence descended on them.
14  Having descended a staircase, traversed a portion of the house below, and succeeded in opening and shutting, without noise, two doors, I reached another flight of steps.
15  Colonel Dent, their spokesman, demanded "the tableau of the whole;" whereupon the curtain again descended.