DESCENDANT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DESCENDANT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
descendant
 n.  a person related to someone from an earlier generation; offspring
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Besides, he was not insensible to the honour of allying his own line to that of Alfred, when the superior claims of the descendant of Edward the Confessor were abandoned for ever.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
2  Yet it would be enquiring too curiously to ask, whether the recollection of Rebecca's beauty and magnanimity did not recur to his mind more frequently than the fair descendant of Alfred might altogether have approved.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
3  It is likely that the Musgrave who held the secret died in the interval, and by some oversight left this guide to his descendant without explaining the meaning of it.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
4  The two grandmothers, with not less partiality, but more sincerity, were equally earnest in support of their own descendant.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34
5  A descendant of Baldwin the First, captain Francis Forster, settled in Ireland and married the daughter of the last chieftain of Clanbrassil.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
6  The hall door had hardly slammed behind our visitor before Holmes had descended the stair.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
7  I assented gladly, and we all descended together.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
8  Great Eliza descended from her soap box.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 7
9  Reason descended from her plinth.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
10  The gramophone warbled Home, Sweet Home, and Budge, swaying slightly, descended from his box and followed the procession off the stage.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
11  The figure descended the great stairs, steadily, steadily; always verging, like a weight in deep water, to the black gulf at the bottom.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
12  Hereupon, no other than the mysterious old woman descended.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V
13  Cedric is not her father," replied the Prior, "and is but of remote relation: she is descended from higher blood than even he pretends to, and is but distantly connected with him by birth.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
14  But with the blood of this ancient royal race, many of their infirmities had descended to Athelstane.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
15  She locked the door behind her, and Rebecca might hear her curse every step for its steepness, as slowly and with difficulty she descended the turret-stair.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
Example Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  John Fraser, is an accomplished descendant from the early days of journalists.
2  According to the Bible, the whole of mankind is descended from Adam.
3  The balloon descended gradually as the air came out.
4  The breed is almost directly descended from the Eurasian wild boar.
5  The same heavy, brooding silence descended on them.
6  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.
7  Colonel Dent, their spokesman, demanded "the tableau of the whole;" whereupon the curtain again descended.
8  They made it clear that by the time the Americans descended on the hospital by helicopter they were aware that they would face no resistance.
9  New Age dreamers, alternative lifestyle gurus and curious onlookers from around the world descended on the ruins of Maya cities to mark the close of the 13th bak'tun - a period of around 400 years - in the Maya Long Calendar.
10  They claim to be descendants of a French duke.
11  They are descendants of the original English and Scottish settlers.
12  Eventually the descendants of England's Henry II were forced to cede their French territories to the King of France.
13  Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas fears he'll be pressured to recognize Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people, a step he believes would abrogate the rights of Palestinian refugees and their descendants.
14  My sister's family is descending on us this weekend.
15  There were fears that the country was descending into turmoil or even civil war.