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  • He was at the bottom when she began to descend, and was in the street before she could take his arm.
  • Neither, as she approached her old home now, did any of the best influences of old home descend upon her.
  • CHAPTER XII — THE OLD WOMAN OLD STEPHEN descended the two white steps, shutting the black door with the brazen door-plate, by the aid of the brazen full-stop, to which he gave a parting polish with the sleeve of his coat, observing that his hot hand clouded it.
  • ’The proposal is like yourself, and if the position I shall assume at the Bank is one that I could occupy without descending lower in the social scale — ’ ’Why, of course it is,’ said Bounderby.
  • She had been descending steadily, to the day, and on the day, when Mr. Bounderby issued the weekly invitation recorded above.
  • Hereupon, no other than the mysterious old woman descended.
  • CHAPTER XI — LOWER AND LOWER THE figure descended the great stairs, steadily, steadily; always verging, like a weight in deep water, to the black gulf at the bottom.
  • The same evening, Mrs. Sparsit, in her chamber window, resting from her packing operations, looked towards her great staircase and saw Louisa still descending.
  • The sun was four hours lower than when Sissy and Rachael had first sat down upon the grass, before a means of enabling two men to descend securely was rigged with poles and ropes.
  • ’Your foot on the last step, my lady,’ said Mrs. Sparsit, apostrophizing the descending figure, with the aid of her threatening mitten, ’and all your art shall never blind me.’

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

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