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descend
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  • TWO GALLANTS THE grey warm evening of August had descended upon the city and a mild warm air, a memory of summer, circulated in the streets.
  • She moved her hand about here and there in the air and descended on one of the saucers.
  • The tirade continued: it was so bitter and violent that the man could hardly restrain his fist from descending upon the head of the manikin before him: "I know nothing about any other two letters," he said stupidly.
  • A dull, yellow light brooded over the houses and the river; and the sky seemed to be descending.

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

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