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descend
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  • Gania having once descended to abuse, and receiving no check, very soon knew no bounds or limit to his licence, as is often the way in such cases.
  • Such a tile was about to descend upon the elegant and decorous public now assembled to hear the music.
  • In order to pass from the Vauxhall to the band-stand, the visitor has to descend two or three steps.
  • No one else followed the eccentric lady; but as she descended the steps she did not even look behind her, as though it were absolutely the same to her whether anyone were following or not.
  • She had scarcely descended the terrace steps leading to the high road that skirts the park at Pavlofsk, when suddenly there dashed by a smart open carriage, drawn by a pair of beautiful white horses.
  • I don’t know how Mrs. Epanchin comes into the Muishkin family, but she is descended from the Princess Muishkin, and she, too, is the last of her line."

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

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