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descend
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Pride and Prejudice
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  • I had supposed him to be despising his fellow-creatures in general, but did not suspect him of descending to such malicious revenge, such injustice, such inhumanity as this.
  • The hill, crowned with wood, which they had descended, receiving increased abruptness from the distance, was a beautiful object.
  • They descended the hill, crossed the bridge, and drove to the door; and, while examining the nearer aspect of the house, all her apprehension of meeting its owner returned.
  • After walking some time in this way, the two ladies in front, the two gentlemen behind, on resuming their places, after descending to the brink of the river for the better inspection of some curious water-plant, there chanced to be a little alteration.
  • They are descended, on the maternal side, from the same noble line; and, on the father’s, from respectable, honourable, and ancient—though untitled—families.

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

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