DESCENT's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of descent
Definition:
n. ancestry; origin; the descendants of one individual; drop; fall; a movement downward
Example:
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.
Sentence in Classic:
His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
At each ascent or descent of the road the crowds were yet denser and the din of shouting more incessant.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
At the descent of the high steep hill, down which a winding road led out of the town past the cathedral on the right, where a service was being held and the bells were ringing, Pierre got out of his vehicle and proceeded on foot.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
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 Context
The third of these wars broke out on the descent into Italy of the Todi and Cimbri, who, after defeating several Roman armies, were themselves defeated by Marius.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Miss Bart, glowing with the haste of a precipitate descent upon the train, headed a group composed of the Dorsets, young Silverton and Lord Hubert Dacey, who had barely time to spring into the carriage, and envelop Selden in ejaculations of surprise and welcome, before the whistle of departure sounded.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
I heard of the division of property, of immense wealth and squalid poverty, of rank, descent, and noble blood.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
In her face were too sharply blended the delicate features of her mother, a Coast aristocrat of French descent, and the heavy ones of her florid Irish father.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
However, they have now equipped a numerous fleet, and are just preparing to make a descent upon us; and his imperial majesty, placing great confidence in your valour and strength, has commanded me to lay this account of his affairs before you.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
The dawns were heralded by the descent of a chill stillness; the woodcutters slept, their fires burned low; the snapping of a twig would make you start.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
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 Context