To better see all uses of the word
descend
in
Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
please enable javascript.

descend
Used In
Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • People were filing past, descending onto the dark platform.
  • Dumbledore gave the Pensieve an extra-vigorous shake and Caractacus Burke descended back into the swirling mass of memory from whence he had come.
  • Didn’t I tell you I was distantly descended?
  • Darkness descended fast as they walked and by the time they reached the High Street night was falling in earnest.
  • Harry watched from a window as a gigantic and handsome olive-skinned, blackhaired woman descended the carriage steps and threw herself into the waiting Hagrid’s arms.
  • It was almost unbearable to turn away from the mass of students streaming out into the sunshine, all of them wearing rosettes and hats and brandishing banners and scarves, to descend the stone steps into the dungeons and walk until the distant sounds of the crowd were quite obliterated, knowing that he would not be able to hear a word of commentary or a cheer or groan.

  • 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
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading