A metal ladder descends to the sand.
Jay Asher -- Thirteen Reasons Why
We passed through a range of low arches, descended, passed on, and ... arrived at a deep crypt,
Edgar Allan Poe -- The Cask of Amontillado
He listened as she descended the stairs.
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
I now heard her descending the great stairs.
Charlotte Bronte -- Jane Eyre
It seemed to be a part of the thickening darkness, to be the winter night itself descending on us layer by layer.
Edith Wharton -- Ethan Frome
Then quiet descended.
Maya Angelou -- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Vittoria looked down at the staircase descending into the void and suddenly wanted to turn back.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
and slowly descended the stairs, as though hesitating at every step.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
They had descended two more floors when another set of quiet joined theirs.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry, Ron, and Hermione descended Professor Trelawney’s ladder and the winding stair in silence,
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
White Fang sprang clear, just in time to escape the descending blow.
Jack London -- White Fang
Caspian found himself descending a dark stairway into the earth,
C.S. Lewis -- Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
Do you believe we’re descended from apes?
David Almond -- Skellig
It grew like an avalanche, and it descended without warning upon the man and the fire, and the fire was blotted out!
Jack London -- To Build a Fire
Collis took his arm and they descended the steps.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Tender is the Night
But she did not listen to him and rapidly descended the stairs.
Guy de Maupassant -- The Diamond Necklace
The following day experts descended like buzzards, recovering Missy’s remains and bagging the sheet along with whatever else they could find.
William P. Young -- The Shack
...a great bird like an eagle high in the air, descending slowly in wide circles down towards the earth.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Two Towers
He descended through the dark with her.
David Almond -- Kit’s Wilderness
Silence descended on the murmuring crowd
Arthur C. Clarke -- Childhood’s End
To see me now, Thomasin, gives you no idea of what I have been; of what depths I have descended to in these few last days.
Thomas Hardy -- The Return of the Native
My dead father, who liked a joke, peace to his bones, used to say, talking of our ancestors, that the ancient stock of the Simeonov-Pischins was descended from that identical horse that Caligula made a senator.
Anton Chekhov -- The Cherry Orchard
Descending thence, I scape thro’ foes and fire:
Virgil -- The Aeneid
He went to the window, and saw that the moon was descending through a clear sky.
E.M. Forster -- Howards End
Then he descended the steps of the Temple
Kahlil Gibran -- The Prophet
They descended the Gianicolo on winding paths, streets, and stairs.
Mark Helprin -- A Soldier of the Great War
The road descended through a jungle of...
Cormac McCarthy -- The Road
She bent her knees, and her board started to descend.
Scott Westerfeld -- Uglies
And at last the locusts did descend.
Chinua Achebe -- Things Fall Apart
They descend the hill in a series of spine-jolting jumps,
William Faulkner -- As I Lay Dying
I plop yoga mats on the rooftop, and we sit cross-legged to watch the sun descend.
Sandra Cisneros -- The House on Mango Street
...to get there I would have to descend the most exposed terrain on the entire route without the benefit of supplemental oxygen.
Jon Krakauer -- Into Thin Air
They cross to R. steps, increasing speed, descend steps into theatre aisle and run off in an increasing blaze of light.
Thornton Wilder -- Our Town
Time to turn back and descend the stair,
T.S. Eliot -- The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
With the preparation under way, a peaceful silence descended upon them.
Nicholas Sparks -- Message in a Bottle
I’m too bright for most men, and yet I have to descend to their level and let them patronize my intellect in order to get their attention.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- This Side of Paradise
large and melodious thoughts descend upon me
Walt Whitman -- Leaves of Grass
Hapy descend for them;
Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV) -- The Great Hymn to the Aten
Finally, the machine’s pitch descended to a steady hum before slowing to a halt.
Henry H. Neff -- The Hound of Rowan
Noah slipped off his boots, then ran up the stairs, descending a minute later.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Notebook