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descend
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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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  • They had descended two more floors when another set of quiet joined theirs.
  • They descended into the kitchen, where Hermione pointed her wand at the grate.
  • Harry and Ron joined a number of oddly dressed men descending into what appeared to be an ordinary underground public toilet, tiled in grimy black and white.
  • Lost in thought, he did not immediately register the unnatural chill that was creeping over him, as if he were descending into fog.
  • He had barely entered the town when an unnatural chill, a descending mist, and a sudden darkening of the skies made him freeze where he stood.
  • Marvolo Gaunt said he was descended from the Peverells!
  • Gaunt said he was descended from the Peverells!
  • I’m descended from the third brother!
  • "Leave the lights on," Harry added, and as they heard someone descending the steps outside the door, they backed against the wall on either side of it.
  • Hermione asked as Harry descended the stair-case, but before he could respond, Xenophilius reached the top of the stairs from the kitchen, now holding a tray laden with bowls.
  • He caught hold of Hermione’s free arm, and Harry felt her turn on the spot; sight and sound were extinguished as darkness pressed in upon him; all he could feel was Hermione’s hand as he was squeezed through space and time, away from the Burrow, away from the descending Death Eaters, away, perhaps, from Voldemort himself….
  • Heavy scuffing and scraping noises, plus the sound of dislodged stones and twigs, told them that several people were clambering down the steep, wooded slope that descended to the narrow bank where they had pitched the tent.
  • Harry pulled the Invisibility Cloak over himself and descended through the floors, at last walking down the marble staircase into the entrance hall.
  • Dumbledore beamed at him, and his voice sounded loud and strong in Harry’s ears even though the bright mist was descending again, obscuring his figure.
  • Harry, about to curse Snape, was forced to pull Luna out of the way of the descending flames, which became a ring of fire that filled the corridor and flew like a lasso at Snape— Then it was no longer fire, but a great black serpent that McGonagall blasted to smoke, which reformed and solidified in seconds to become a swarm of pursuing daggers.

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

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