To better see all uses of the word
The Awakening
please enable javascript.

Used In
The Awakening
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • He accepted the sunshade, and lifting it over his head descended the steps and walked away.
  • They descended the steps, and walked away together toward the beach.
  • This may seem like a ponderous weight of wisdom to descend upon the soul of a young woman of twenty-eight—perhaps more wisdom than the Holy Ghost is usually pleased to vouchsafe to any woman.
  • When Mrs. Pontellier left him to enter her room, the young man descended the steps and strolled over toward the croquet players, where, during the half-hour before dinner, he amused himself with the little Pontellier children, who were very fond of him.
  • In the next room she slept, and in the third and last she harbored a gasoline stove on which she cooked her meals when disinclined to descend to the neighboring restaurant.
  • He had evidently already taken leave of the people over at the house, for he descended the steps and went to join Beaudelet, who was out there with an oar across his shoulder waiting for Robert.
  • She had been a little bewildered upon rising, or rather, descending from her cushions, and Monsieur Ratignolle gallantly took her arm and led her away.
  • There was with her a feeling of having descended in the social scale, with a corresponding sense of having risen in the spiritual.

  • There are no more uses of "descend" in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • We saw the rocket descend.
  • The path descends to the bottom of the mountain.

  • Go to more samples
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading