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descent
 n.  ancestry; origin; the descendants of one individual; drop; fall; a movement downward
Classic Sentence: (59 in 4 pages)
1  She looked what she was: Sir Richard's daughter; and niece of the two old ladies at Wimbledon who were so proud, being O'Neils, of their descent from the Kings of Ireland.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
2  The Olivers couldn't trace their descent for more than two or three hundred years.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 2
3  From Mr. Bounderby I have received every acknowledgment of my social station, and every recognition of my family descent, that I could possibly expect.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I
4  With all her deference for Mr. Bounderby as contradistinguished from his portrait, Mrs. Sparsit had not the smallest intention of interrupting the descent.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
5  "Of Saxon descent, he at least," said Cedric, with exultation.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
6  Emboldened by these considerations, the Jew pursued his point, and jostled the Norman Christian, without respect either to his descent, quality, or religion.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
7  Escaping from thence, the stream murmured down the descent by a channel which its course had long worn, and so wandered through the little plain to lose itself in the neighbouring wood.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
8  Athelstane, it is true, was vain enough, and loved to have his ears tickled with tales of his high descent, and of his right by inheritance to homage and sovereignty.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
9  It may be added, that in travelling thus late through the forest, Cedric and Athelstane relied on their descent and character, as well as their courage.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
10  Still, however, his speech was hailed by Cedric as an incontestible token of reviving spirit in his companion, whose previous indifference had begun, notwithstanding his respect for Athelstane's descent, to wear out his patience.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
11  Edmund had descended from that moral elevation which he had maintained before, and they were both as much the better as the happier for the descent.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
12  They inherit Plantagenet blood by direct descent, and Tudor on the distaff side.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NOBLE BACHELOR
13  There was a portrait within of a man strikingly handsome and intelligent-looking, but bearing unmistakable signs upon his features of his African descent.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. The Adventure of The Yellow Face
14  When I was near the bottom of the descent I looked back.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
15  I resolved I would make the descent without further waste of time, and started out in the early morning towards a well near the ruins of granite and aluminium.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VI
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  She is of mixed European and African descent.
2  All the contributors were of African descent.
3  Jeremy Lin is the first American player in the NBA of Chinese descent.
4  Lineages of descent from a female ancestor are thus prime substructures composing a macaque troop.
5  They began the difficult descent of the mountain's south west face.
6  He is a writer of Indian descent and draws upon diverse cultural influences.
7  The marriage was considered especially ignominious since she was of royal descent.
8  The descent of the mountain took nearly two hours.
9  The plane began its descent into Paris.
10  We slowed the balloon's rate of descent.
11  Passengers must fasten their seat belts prior to descent.
12  The plane was making its final descent so we had to fasten our seat belts.
13  Darwin stated that the species originate by descent.
14  When the 16th century construction was destroyed by Bosnian Croat forces in November 1993, it seemed to symbolize the complete disintegration in relations between Bosnia's Muslims, Croats and Serbs and the country's descent into all-out war.
15  He claims that the vilification is racially motivated, but chairman of Bayern Munich has argued that Mr Ozil's claim that he was criticised because he is of Turkish descent is a fairytale.