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descend
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Lord of the Flies
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  • They knew very well why he hadn’t: because of the enormity of the knife descending and cutting into living flesh; because of the unbearable blood.
  • Then, three miles up, the wind steadied and bore it in a descending curve round the sky and swept it in a great slant across the reef and the lagoon toward the mountain.
  • I said I didn’t care as long as they didn’t call me Piggy; an’ I said not to tell and then you went an’ said straight out—" Stillness descended on them.

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  • We saw the rocket descend.
  • The path descends to the bottom of the mountain.

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