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descend
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • We descended and started off once more for Briony Lodge.
  • I leave my estate, with all its advantages and all its disadvantages, to my brother, your father, whence it will, no doubt, descend to you.
  • As I descended, my old ally, the guard, came out of the room and closed the door tightly behind him.
  • Here it is that this creature takes his daily seat, cross-legged with his tiny stock of matches on his lap, and as he is a piteous spectacle a small rain of charity descends into the greasy leather cap which lies upon the pavement beside him.
  • The ceiling of this small chamber is really the end of the descending piston, and it comes down with the force of many tons upon this metal floor.
  • "At least," said I as we heard her quick, firm steps descending the stairs, "she seems to be a young lady who is very well able to take care of herself."
  • No, I am descending.

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

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