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descend
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • I would have shot a man in a duel if he called me names because I am descended from a filthy beggar and have no father.
  • It is impossible to picture to oneself the shame and moral degradation to which the jealous man can descend without a qualm of conscience.
  • "You are proud and puffed up, this is a vain place!" he shouted suddenly like a madman, and with a wave of his hand he turned quickly and quickly descended the steps.
  • They could not tell whether the fit had come on him at the moment he was descending the steps, so that he must have fallen unconscious, or whether it was the fall and the shock that had caused the fit in Smerdyakov, who was known to be liable to them.

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

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