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descend
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The Fellowship of the Ring
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  • Soon it began to descend rapidly and they guessed that it must actually be heading towards the Withywindle valley: not at all the direction they wished lo take.
  • But from her the lineage of the Elf-lords of old descended among Men.
  • At the end of the fifth day the ground began once more to rise slowly out of the wide shallow valley into which they had descended.
  • Two days ago I found it, and followed it over the Bridge; and today I marked where you descended from the hills again.
  • ’He is Aragorn son of Arathorn,’ said Elrond; ’and he is descended through many fathers from Isildur Elendil’s son of Minas Ithil.
  • and their race, as that of their masters, is descended from the free days of old.
  • Strange as News from Bree was still a saying in the Eastfarthing, descending from those days, when news from North, South, and East could be heard in the inn, and when the Shire-hobbits used to go more often to hear it.
  • The passage twisted round a few turns, and then began to descend.
  • Every now and again it descended a flight of steps, fifty or more, to a lower level.
  • At the end of an hour they had gone a mile, or maybe a little more, and had descended many flights of stairs.

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

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