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Gone with the Wind
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  • As she descended from the carriage, she saw Suellen smirk and knew that she must have picked out Frank Kennedy in the crowd.
  • A lazy somnolence descended on the crowd.
  • Looking out the window, Scarlett saw Pork, who had left the room a moment before, holding high a flaring pine knot, while indistinguishable figures descended from a wagon.
  • In addition, bevies of belles from the country districts, where all remaining men were under sixteen or over sixty, descended upon the town.
  • Startled at having callers at such an hour, Melanie, Scarlett and Aunt Pittypat roused themselves, hastily hooked their basques, smoothed their hair and descended to the parlor.
  • She knew that she and Frank were already in the Yankees’ black books, because of Tony, and disaster might descend on them at any hour.
  • She heard sounds of moving feet upstairs and thought "May the Lord damn Prissy," before her eyes closed and something like sleep descended upon her.
  • Torrents of sparks shot to the sky and descended slowly, lazily, through blood-colored clouds of smoke.
  • They descended like locusts and left Tara to starve slowly and now they were back again to steal the poor leavings.
  • And her temper grew shorter and shorter as the weeks went by, for every dollar she saved would be just one more dollar to lose if disaster descended.
  • As she stood there, it seemed as though a yoke descended heavily upon her neck, felt as though a heavy load were harnessed to it, a load she would feel as soon as she took a step.
  • Doan step down in dat mud," he ordered severely, as Scarlett gathered up her skirts preparatory to descending.

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

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