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The Fountainhead
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  • Guy Francon descended from the platform, fully conscious of his timing and movements.
  • He wished, as he descended the steps, that this were a co-educational school.
  • He turned and descended the stairs.
  • Mrs. Keating’s hand descended slowly to her lap.
  • Guy Francon descended from his office once in a while, for no ascertainable purpose.
  • The wedge-shaped face descended from the broad temples to a small, pointed chin.
  • She followed him far to the other side of the quarry; she descended to the dusty green dell of the work sheds; she inspected the bewildering machinery.
  • He collided once with a man descending the stairs; this had happened to him often in the last two days; he had walked through the streets of the city, his head thrown back, noticing nothing but the buildings of New York.
  • Occasionally, not often, he would descend to his gallery and remain there for hours.
  • He descended to his dining room where breakfast was served to him.
  • He saw long, flat tables, a forest of twisted rods descending from the ceiling to end in green-shaded lamps, enormous blueprint files, towers of yellow drawers, papers, tin boxes, sample bricks, pots of glue and calendars from construction companies, most of them bearing pictures of naked women.
  • Keating smiled at him gratefully, when he was leaving, his drawings under his arm; he descended the stairs, hurt and angry; he worked for three days making new plans from Roark’s sketches, and a new, simpler elevation; and he presented his house to Francon with a proud gesture that looked like a flourish.
  • He walked out and she heard him descending the stairs.
  • Bare trees rose on the hilltop and descended to the shore of a lake, their branches geometrical compositions cut through the air.
  • Wynand watched her as she walked across a room, as she descended the stairs, as she stood at a window.
  • To what level of depravity has a society descended when it condemns a man simply because he is strong and great?
  • Flat roofs descended like pedals pressing the buildings down, out of the way of her flight.
  • The ocean mounted as the city descended.

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

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