toggle menu
1000+ books

in a sentence
grouped by contextual meaning

descend as in:  descend the mountain

show 10 more with this conextual meaning
  • She saw him as he was descending the stairs.
    descending = going down
  • Jack and Jill went up the hill, and then they descended.
    descended = went down
  • The dangling, shiny prize of peace just out of grasp until finally her body descends to the bottom and settles in murky quiet.   (source)
    descends = goes downward
  • At least once a day, Hans Hubermann would descend the basement steps and share a conversation.   (source)
    descend = move down
  • I wait, hopefully, for a parachute to descend from the sky.   (source)
    descend = come down
  • Lina's arms were just long enough to reach past Poppy and hold on to the ladder. She descended very slowly.   (source)
    descended = climbed down
  • Baba was fattening his pipe and I was asking him to tell the story about the winter a pack of wolves had descended from the mountains in Herat and forced everyone to stay indoors for a week,   (source)
    descended = come down
  • And the deeper I descended, the cruder the game graphics got.   (source)
    descended = moved down
  • It was on the downhill side of the street, and we had to descend a set of stairs to get to it.   (source)
    descend = go down
  • After descending about eighty feet, I got back on reasonably solid ground.   (source)
    descending = moving downward
▲ show less (of above)
show 88 more with this conextual meaning
  • Kinney turned the plane again, descended very low over camp, and dipped his wings.   (source)
    descended = moved downward
  • The helicopter descended rapidly.   (source)
    descended = moved down
  • Wearing his new sandals, he descended the stairs silently.   (source)
    descended = walked down
  • We nodded as she slowly descended the stairs.   (source)
    descended = came down
  • She bent her knees, and her board started to descend.   (source)
    descend = move downward
  • The road descended through a jungle of...   (source)
    descended = sloped downward
  • Harry, Ron, and Hermione descended Professor Trelawney's ladder and the winding stair in silence,   (source)
    descended = moved downward
  • Slowly the great creature turned around so that the shadow was behind them, so that they saw only the stars unobscured, the soft throb of starlight on the mountain, the descending circle of the great moon swiftly slipping over the horizon.   (source)
    descending = moving down
  • At first we saw nothing but a kudzu-covered front porch, but a closer inspection revealed an arc of water descending from the leaves and splashing in the yellow circle of the street light, some ten feet from source to earth, it seemed to us.   (source)
    descending = moving downward
  • Vittoria looked down at the staircase descending into the void and suddenly wanted to turn back.   (source)
    descending = going down
  • The board walk ended and he moved a little ahead of me as we descended a sloping path toward our first class.   (source)
    descended = moved down
  • Okonkwo's machete descended twice and the man's head lay beside his uniformed body.   (source)
  • Above, vultures circled, preparing to descend on the body as well.   (source)
    descend = move down
  • I plop yoga mats on the rooftop, and we sit cross-legged to watch the sun descend.   (source)
    descend = set (move downward)
  • Noah slipped off his boots, then ran up the stairs, descending a minute later.   (source)
    descending = moving downward
  • They knew very well why he hadn't: because of the enormity of the knife descending and cutting into living flesh; because of the unbearable blood.   (source)
  • With something like panic Kit watched Goodwife Gruff descend the ladder and stride ahead of her husband along the wharf.   (source)
    descend = climb down
  • A metal ladder descends to the sand.   (source)
    descends = goes downward
  • He listened as she descended the stairs.   (source)
    descended = moved downward
  • Through the window he sees palm trees and banana trees, a damp, drab sky The wheels touch the ground, the aircraft is sprayed with disinfectant, and then they descend onto the tarmac of Dum Dum Airport, breathing in the sour, stomach-turning, early morning air.   (source)
    descend = move downward
  • Descending the ancient staircase was far worse than clutching at vines on the cliff face above.   (source)
    descending = moving down
  • But this optimism lasted only a moment, because as they descended into the valley, they saw that it wasn't as beautiful as it might have been-indeed, as it once was.   (source)
    descended = moved downward
  • Nadia did not offer a prayer, or scatter rose petals, but knelt down and put her hand on the mound, damp from the recent visit of a grave-tender with a watering can, and shut her eyes for a long while, as the sound of a jetliner descending to the nearby airport came and went.   (source)
    descending = moving downward
  • The fat hand descended onto the globe, stopped the spinning.   (source)
    descended = moved down
  • Down goes Veruca! Down the drain!
    And here, perhaps, we should explain
    That she will meet, as she descends,
    A rather different set of friends   (source)
    descends = moves downward
  • With only a few seconds before they descend on him, Cedric slips out of his turry black vest-Donald quickly grabs it-and drops his bookbag full of clothes.   (source)
    descend = move downward
  • Ahead, the road descended toward an ancient bridge, a crumbling span that arced across a gurgling stream.   (source)
    descended = sloped downward
  • The mossy roof of an ancient stone dovecote rises from the mass of colour; as we watched, three white doves descended onto it as if they'd been expecting us.   (source)
    descended = moved downward
  • He descended through the dark with her.   (source)
  • …flag of the idea which I am fighting: the idea that need is a sacred idol requiring human sacrifices-that the need of some men is the knife of a guillotine hanging over others-that all of us must live with our work, our hopes, our plans, our efforts at the mercy of the moment when that knife will descend upon us-and that the extent of our ability is the extent of our danger, so that success will bring our heads down on the block, while failure will give us the right to pull the cord.   (source)
    descend = move downward
  • ...a great bird like an eagle high in the air, descending slowly in wide circles down towards the earth.   (source)
    descending = moving downward
  • They descended the Gianicolo on winding paths, streets, and stairs.   (source)
    descended = moved downward
  • So too were the stepped pyramids, the deep-dug fighting pits with their rings of descending seats, the sulfurous fountains and gloomy wine caves, and the ancient walls that encircled them.   (source)
    descending = progressively lower
  • Caspian found himself descending a dark stairway into the earth,   (source)
    descending = moving downward on
  • Their summits were streaked with snow, and the clouds above them were turning to fire as the sun descended on the last few minutes of its daily journey.   (source)
    descended = moved down
  • Sam raised his lance and a jagged line of light ran up into the heavens, provoking a dozen more to descend upon the field.   (source)
    descend = come down
  • Hurriedly, lest he should have time to become frightened, he descended the steps and crossed the narrow street.   (source)
    descended = moved down
  • As the three men descended the stairs he moved a step or two forward.   (source)
  • As they flew over the crematorium, the plane shot upwards on the column of hot air rising from the chimneys, only to fall as suddenly when it passed into the descending chill beyond.   (source)
    descending = moving downward
  • With Jordan's slender golden arm resting in mine, we descended the steps and sauntered about the garden.   (source)
    descended = moved down
  • …is no other one but one now, one, going now, rising now, sailing now, leaving now, wheeling now, soaring now, away now, all the way now, all of all the way now; one and one is one, is one, is one, is one, is still one, is still one, is one descendingly, is one softly, is one longingly, is one kindly, is one happily, is one in goodness, is one to cherish, is one now on earth with elbows against the cut and slept-on branches of the pine tree with the smell of the pine boughs and the…   (source)
    descendingly = in a manner that moves downward
  • They cross to R. steps, increasing speed, descend steps into theatre aisle and run off in an increasing blaze of light.   (source)
    descend = move down
  • Then came the search for a place to descend, which descent was ultimately made by the aid of the rope, and night found them back on the river with a quarter of a mile to the day's credit.   (source)
    descend = move downward
  • They descend the hill in a series of spine-jolting jumps,   (source)
    descend = move down
  • If God himself descended from heaven into their club and said you were innocent, they would disbelieve him.   (source)
    descended = came down
  • It descends so steeply over the harbour that part of the bank has fallen away, and some of the graves have been destroyed.   (source)
    descends = slopes downward
  • Then he descended the steps of the Temple   (source)
    descended = moved downward on
  • She moved her hand about here and there in the air and descended on one of the saucers.   (source)
    descended = moved downward
  • Time to turn back and descend the stair,   (source)
    descend = climb down
  • Such a tile was about to descend upon the elegant and decorous public now assembled to hear the music.   (source)
    descend = fall downward
  • But she did not listen to him and rapidly descended the stairs.   (source)
    descended = moved down
  • He passed the spot where the gibbet of his ancestor and Sue's had stood, and descended the hill.   (source)
  • Instead of ascending he was descending...   (source)
    descending = moving downward
  • Its front is ornamented with a portico of half-a-dozen wooden pillars, supporting a balcony, beneath which a flight of wide granite steps descends towards the street.   (source)
    descends = slopes downward
  • I now heard her descending the great stairs.   (source)
    descending = moving downward
  • The sky was gloomy, and the shortest streets were choked up with a dingy mist, half thawed, half frozen, whose heavier particles descended in a shower of sooty atoms, as if all the chimneys in Great Britain had, by one consent, caught fire, and were blazing away to their dear hearts' content.   (source)
    descended = moved downward
  • He retired with bowed head, traversed the antechamber, and slowly descended the stairs, as though hesitating at every step.   (source)
    descended = walked down
  • With this interjection, the knife descended on the puff, and it was in two, but the result was not satisfactory to Tom, for he still eyed the halves doubtfully.   (source)
    descended = moved down
  • We passed through a range of low arches, descended, passed on, and ... arrived at a deep crypt,   (source)
    descended = moved downward
  • they were descending the steps leading to the cavern.   (source)
    descending = moving downward
  • The sun is yet high in the heavens; before it descends to hide itself behind your snowy precipices and illuminate another world, you will have heard my story and can decide.   (source)
    descends = moves downward
  • It is true there were short and fleeting moments, when the fiery eyes of Magua were seen glittering, like the fabled organs of the basilisk through the dusty wreath by which he was enveloped, and he read by those short and deadly glances the fate of the combat in the presence of his enemies; ere, however, any hostile hand could descend on his devoted head, its place was filled by the scowling visage of Chingachgook.   (source)
    descend = move downward
  • The territory comprehended in the first region descends towards the north with so imperceptible a slope that it may almost be said to form a level plain.   (source)
    descends = slopes downward
  • They had descended two more floors when another set of quiet joined theirs.   (source)
    descended = moved downward
  • The main pass had descended from Landi Kotal through Shinwari territory to Landi Khana.   (source)
    descended = sloped downward
  • To descend into the confines of the canyon, however, is to arrive in another world.   (source)
    descend = move downward
  • Louie took out his binoculars, descended to the greenhouse, and began scanning.   (source)
    descended = moved down
  • William's heavy hand descended on his shoulder.   (source)
    descended = came down
  • The road began to descend, and Mike Bowman concentrated on driving.   (source)
    descend = slope downward
  • It would be hard to miss the wall of fire descending on me.   (source)
    descending = moving down
  • From there I was able to descend the ladderlike frame of the scaffolding.   (source)
    descend = move down
  • I have about five minutes to eat a bowl of hot grain and stew before the prep team descends.   (source)
    descends = goes down
  • We descended in single file. The steps groaned under Baba's weight.   (source)
    descended = climbed down (stairs)
  • "You've become quite the celebrity these past few days," he said as we began to descend.   (source)
    descend = move down
  • "Lobby," I said hoarsely, and the elevator began to descend.   (source)
    descend = move downward
  • Then, reminding myself to breathe, I crawled outside and descended the ladder.   (source)
    descended = moved down
  • She waved to me as she descended the steps.   (source)
  • I walked to the northern edge of the hilltop and descended the crumbling cliff face I found there.   (source)
  • As I descended the staircase, my sword began to glow.   (source)
  • Finally, the machine's pitch descended to a steady hum before slowing to a halt.   (source)
    descended = moved downward
  • ...to get there I would have to descend the most exposed terrain on the entire route without the benefit of supplemental oxygen.   (source)
    descend = climb down
  • If he could just reach it — But as he stretched out a hand towards it, a centaur's hoof descended upon the wand and it broke cleanly in half.   (source)
    descended = came down
  • "David?" Mama questioned unbelievingly as Christopher-John and Little Man descended eagerly and dashed after Stacey and me toward the barbed-wire fence.   (source)
    descended = moved downward
  • In this case it was a joy-riding teenage couple in a stolen EMV outside the traffic lanes, accelerating to Mach 1.5 with all lights and transponders off to avoid detection, who defied all odds by colliding with Aunt Tetha's ancient Vikken as it descended toward the Bussard City Opera House landing apron.   (source)
  • They descended the long stone stairway, and when they came out into the main tunnel, Lina stood still, staring at the river.   (source)
    descended = went down
  • Then, three miles up, the wind steadied and bore it in a descending curve round the sky and swept it in a great slant across the reef and the lagoon toward the mountain.   (source)
    descending = moving downward
  • A week earlier I'd skied over to the southeast side of the mountain to take a look at the route by which I'd intended to descend the peak after climbing the north wall, a route that Fred Beckey, the legendary alpinist, had followed in 1946 in making the first ascent of the Thumb.   (source)
    descend = move down
  • Muldoon didn't like Wu standing there with the door open, and he was about to say so, when he saw a shadow descend from above, and he realized at once what had happened.   (source)
    descend = move downward
▲ show less (of above)

descend as in:  in descending order

show 7 more with this conextual meaning
  • The three largest countries in descending order are Russia, Canada, and the United States.
    descending = larger to smaller
  • Print one list by name in alphabetical order and another by amount contributed in descending order.
    descending = moving from larger numbers to smaller numbers
  • They seemed to be numbered in descending order.   (source)
    descending = moving downward from larger to smaller numbers
  • The ballot itself was a long, narrow piece of paper with the parties listed in descending order to the left, and then the symbol of the party and a picture of its leader to the right.   (source)
    descending = from largest to smallest (probably from the party with the most members to the one with the least members)
  • And when you're a man who is variously described as dutiful, deferential, obsequious, slavish and brown-nosingly corrupt, in descending order of distinction, you need to make a show of character now and then.   (source)
    descending = moving downward on a scale from most to least distinct
  • Very slowly, "Oh, Ford, Ford, Ford," it said diminishingly and on a descending scale.   (source)
    descending = moving downward in lowness of pitch
  • For the office of the dead they adopt a tone so low that the voices of women can hardly descend to such a depth.   (source)
    descend = move lower
▲ show less (of above)

descend as in:  descend from royalty

show 10 more with this conextual meaning
  • I descended from Armenian immigrants.
    descended = came from (had as ancestors)
  • It is a tradition descending from an over-1000-year-old religious practice.
    descending = coming from (in the past)
  • She concludes that all mammalian species are likely descended from a common ancestor.
    descended = came from (evolved from)
  • 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.   (source)
    descended = came from (as through genetics)
  • Some people believe that the Pashtuns descend from one of the lost tribes of Israel, and my father said, "It is as though we are the Israelites leaving Egypt, but we have no Moses to guide us."   (source)
    descend = come genetically
  • Like every other animal on this planet, we're descended from a single-celled organism that lived millions of years ago.   (source)
    descended = evolved from
  • Descended from the dinosaurs.   (source)
  • It was at her soirees in this house that Anna mastered the ancient art of descending a staircase.   (source)
    descending = originating or coming from
  • Do you believe we're descended from apes?   (source)
    descended = evolved
  • The Sukuma people of Africa say that the language is kinatuns, the tongue of the ancestors of all magicians, who are thought to have descended from one particular tribe.   (source)
    descended = come (genetically)
▲ show less (of above)
show 26 more with this conextual meaning
  • I remembered Randolph telling me something about that—how the Chase family was descended from ancient Swedish royalty, blah, blah, blah.   (source)
    descended = genetically
  • A third layer of nativeness was composed of those who others thought directly descended, even in the tiniest fraction of their genes, from the human beings who had been brought from Africa to this continent centuries ago as slaves.   (source)
    descended = come from (genetically)
  • The tribal lineage descends from the father's side, the male ancestors.   (source)
    descends = comes (genetically)
  • Well, they have a queen, like Attolia, so the throne can't descend only in the male line.   (source)
    descend = pass onward
  • And well they might, for these two were King Frank and Queen Helen from whom all the most ancient Kings of Narnia and Archenland are descended.   (source)
    descended = come from (genetically)
  • They're an ancient line, descended from the First Men.   (source)
    descended = genetically
  • And of course they were descended from the ancient kings of Ireland, as every Irishman is.   (source)
  • The builders did not know the uses to which their work would descend;   (source)
    descend = originate or come from
  • The Carraways are something of a clan, and we have a tradition that we're descended from the Dukes of Buccleuch, but the actual founder of my line was my grandfather's brother, who came here in fifty-one, sent a substitute to the Civil War, and started the wholesale hardware business that my father carries on today.   (source)
    descended = related through an ancestor
  • Some say that he is a bear descended from the great and ancient bears of the mountains that lived there before the giants came.   (source)
    descended = having come (genetically)
  • For example, the clans of the American hunting tribes commonly regarded themselves as descended from half-animal, half-human ancestors.   (source)
    descended = having come (as though genetically)
  • He thought it eccentric of Lancelot, to say the least, to lose his reason over a lover's tiff—and he wanted to find out, by looking up the Ban genealogy, whether there had been a streak of lunacy in the family which could account for it. If there were, it might descend on Galahad.   (source)
    descend = pass (genetically)
  • I am going among the latter, who claim to be descended from Attila and the Huns.   (source)
    descended = come from (genetically)
  • Such was this war, made by the princes descended from Louis XIV.   (source)
    descended = who came from (as through genetics)
  • He was descended from a good family in France, where he had lived for many years in affluence, respected by his superiors and beloved by his equals.   (source)
    descended = came from (as through genetics)
  • They are descended, on the maternal side, from the same noble line; and, on the father's, from respectable, honourable, and ancient—though untitled—families.   (source)
    descended = come from (genetically)
  • But with the blood of this ancient royal race, many of their infirmities had descended to Athelstane.   (source)
    descended = passed genetically
  • Let us recollect the situation of France seven hundred years ago, when the territory was divided amongst a small number of families, who were the owners of the soil and the rulers of the inhabitants; the right of governing descended with the family inheritance from generation to generation; force was the only means by which man could act on man, and landed property was the sole source of power.   (source)
    descended = came (through inheritance)
  • For most of them (together with their scattered relations in the hills and mountains) were descended from the ancient tribes that never went to Faerie in the West.   (source)
    descended = genetically
  • ...yet no sooner were the victuals put there, than he proved that the appetite of his Saxon ancestors had descended to him along with their other qualities.   (source)
    descended = passed (as through genetics)
  • Beneath a great tree in the neighborhood fell the German general, Duplat, descended from a French family which fled on the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.   (source)
    descended = came from (as through genetics)
  • Who would have thought that you, noble Athelstane—that you, descended of Harold's blood, and that I, whose father was not the worst defender of the Saxon crown, should be prisoners to a vile Norman, in the very hall in which our ancestors held such high festival?   (source)
    descended = come (genetically)
  • That its life has descended to the stalwart and well-shaped heir who approaches,   (source)
    descended = passed (as though genetically or through time)
  • And yet it is wonderful to see how this false notion of pleasure bewitches many who delight themselves with the fancy of their nobility, and are pleased with this conceit—that they are descended from ancestors who have been held for some successions rich, and who have had great possessions; for this is all that makes nobility at present.   (source)
    descended = genetically
  • With equal pleasure I have as often taken notice that Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people--a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs, and who, by their joint counsels, arms, and efforts, fighting side by side throughout a long and bloody war, have nobly established general liberty and…   (source)
    descended = having come from (as through genetics and shared culture)
  • With fire and sword pursue the perjur'd brood;
    Our arms, our seas, our shores, oppos'd to theirs;
    And the same hate descend on all our heirs!   (source)
    descend = passed on (down into the future)
▲ show less (of above)

descend as in:  descend into poverty

show 10 more with this conextual meaning
  • I will not descend to hurling insults in return.
  • The country descended into chaos.
    descended = move downward (figuratively) to a worse condition
  • She predicts the country will descend into anarchy.
  • Shawn said it was time to mount, and I climbed onto the barn roof, sure the corral would descend into violence.   (source)
    descend = figuratively, move downward to a worse situation
  • Once again in his tormenter's clutches, Louie descended back into a state of profound stress.   (source)
    descended = moved (to a lower or less good condition)
  • Felt myself slipping, but even that's a metaphor. Descending, but that is, too. Can't describe the feeling itself except to say that I'm not me.   (source)
    descending = moving to a worse situation
  • That night the electricity went out, cut off by the authorities, and Kensington and Chelsea descended into darkness.   (source)
    descended = transformed (to a lower or less good condition)
  • While Fantine had been slowly descending from wretchedness to wretchedness, her native town had prospered.   (source)
    descending = moving to a worse situation
  • 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.   (source)
    descended = moved to a lower or less good condition
  • All approach as near to it as they can; some as they rise, others as they descend.   (source)
    descend = move downward (figuratively) to a worse or less prestigious situation
▲ show less (of above)
show 4 more with this conextual meaning
  • Having descended into proper madness, I begin to make the connections that crack open the long-dormant case of Russell Pickett's disappearance.   (source)
    descended = moved (to a lower or less good condition)
  • Having, through various causes, failed in his business, he had descended to the calling of a carter and a laborer.   (source)
    descended = moved to a worse or less prestigious situation
  • The lower she descended, the darker everything grew about her, the more radiant shone that little angel at the bottom of her heart.   (source)
    descended = moved to a lower or less good condition
  • Had this rough and unlettered man gathered a perfectly clear perception of the succession of ideas through which he had, by degrees, mounted and descended to the lugubrious aspects which had, for so many years, formed the inner horizon of his spirit?   (source)
▲ show less (of above)

descend as in:  descend into deeper thought

show 6 more with this conextual meaning
  • The problem became much clearer when my investigation descended into details.
    descended = moved from the more general to the more specific
  • Our conversation descended from philosophical goals to political maneuvering.
    descended = moved from more general to more specific
  • You're going to need to descend the abstraction ladder to explain that to me.
    descend = move from more general to more specific
  • Did he descend to any details?   (source)
    descend = move from the more general to the more specific
  • Diamonds are found only in the dark places of the earth; truths are found only in the depths of thought. It seemed to him, that, after having descended into these depths, after having long groped among the darkest of these shadows, he had at last found one of these diamonds, one of these truths, and that he now held it in his hand, and he was dazzled as he gazed upon it.   (source)
    descended = thought more deeply
  • ... if, after having established the general principles of government, it descended to the details of public business;   (source)
    descended = moved from the more general to the more specific
▲ show less (of above)

descend as in:  thieves descended upon us

show 10 more with this conextual meaning
  • A feeling of hopelessness descended upon us.
    descended = came
  • A seriousness descended on the crowd.
    descended = came suddenly
  • These moods descended on her suddenly and for no apparent reason.   (source)
    descended = came
  • The city was silent and emptied of people and traffic as if a plague had descended.   (source)
    descended = arrived
  • An uncomfortable silence descended.   (source)
    descended = developed or arrived
  • What surprised her was how quickly the Juvey-cops had descended on them.   (source)
    descended = come or arrived
  • At last the term ended, and a silence deep as the snow on the grounds descended on the castle.   (source)
    descended = came or arrived
  • Blackout descended, and a hush fell.   (source)
    descended = arrived
  • A long silence descended over the room.   (source)
    descended = came
  • But really, I'm sure it was because she loved throwing a little end-of-the-year party for her bees, seeing them descend on the supers like they'd discovered honey heaven.   (source)
    descend = come
▲ show less (of above)
show 87 more with this conextual meaning
  • Everyone descended on the table in a chaotic flurry, knocking over glasses and sending forks onto the floor and picking up plates (which did not match, Phoebe pointed out to me) and saying, "That's my plate."   (source)
    descended = came suddenly
  • Every August, recruiters from prestigious law firms descend on New Haven, hungry for the next generation of high-quality legal talent.   (source)
    descend = come or arrive
  • In the midst of peace, the enemy has now descended upon us.   (source)
    descended = come suddenly (attacked)
  • A forlornness would descend on her like a shroud then and would lift only when Eid had passed.   (source)
    descend = come
  • If the children loiter too long on your side of the loop, all the many years from which they have abstained will descend upon them at once, in a matter of hours.   (source)
  • The remainder of the afternoon went by in the gentle gloom that descends when relatives appear, but was dispelled when we heard a car turn in the driveway.   (source)
    descends = arrives
  • Walking back to the school grounds from the railroad station in the descending darkness we overtook a lone figure sliding along the snow-covered edge of the street.   (source)
    descending = arriving
  • Arena attendants, all dull-eyed Silvers, descend on us like a flock of pigeons.   (source)
    descend = come suddenly
  • As I neared my cabin, I felt an unaccustomed tiredness descend on me like a cold drizzle.   (source)
    descend = come
  • Tita no longer had a mother but she couldn't get rid of the feeling that any minute some awful punishment was going to descend on her from the great beyond, courtesy of Mama Elena.   (source)
  • Stillness descended on them.   (source)
    descended = arrived
  • A smart crackle of blows, a few agonized howls, and silence and order descended suddenly on the room.   (source)
    descended = came
  • But the cedar waxwings didn't just descend on the tree willy-nilly.   (source)
    descend = come from above
  • The following day experts descended like buzzards, recovering Missy's remains and bagging the sheet along with whatever else they could find.   (source)
    descended = came or arrived
  • By which time, may the peace of White Imagination have descended on the queendom.   (source)
    descended = come
  • A sharp fear descended also, and the call to prayer they had often heard in the distance from the park was silenced.   (source)
    descended = came
  • Another pledge to myself: once I became a god again, I would descend upon this camp and take away all their horns.   (source)
    descend = attack
  • With the preparation under way, a peaceful silence descended upon them.   (source)
    descended = came
  • And then professionals will descend on the house, neatly and efficiently separating the valuable from the sentimental, lingering only over items of indeterminate origin or worth.   (source)
    descend = come suddenly
  • We're going to need at least five battalions of those people before the Sardaukar descend on us.   (source)
  • I breathed deeply, remained in one spot, waiting to feel the peace that is supposed to descend upon the dead, waiting to see the light that hangs above the fields of the landscapist's lament.   (source)
    descend = come
  • That is to say, a sense of awe seemed to descend on them.   (source)
  • Eager to escape before the lot of them could descend upon him, Eragon slipped away between the rows of tents, pleased with what he had accomplished.   (source)
    descend = attack
  • Next an ancient fog, an Entoto mist full of shifting shapes and animal sounds descended on me, and by the forty-ninth day I had lost consciousness.   (source)
    descended = came
  • On moonlit evenings the boys would descend upon them, set them running, and try to outrace them in the wagon; they seldom did, for the scrawniest coyote can hit fifty miles an hour, whereas the wagon's top speed was thirty-five, but it was a wild and beautiful kind of fun, the wagon skidding across the sand, the fleeing coyotes framed against the moon-as Bob said, it sure made your heart hurry.   (source)
    descend = attack
  • And as the media descend onto Parkland Hospital even in the midst of Jackie's lonely Pieta, there is no way in the world Jackie will allow John Fitzgerald Kennedy to be photographed in this state.   (source)
    descend = come
  • They don't know it, but the wrath of the Lord is about to descend upon them.   (source)
  • Ann has stayed behind to practice her aria for Assembly Day—the day when our families will descend upon Spence and see what marvels of womanhood we're becoming.   (source)
  • Media scrutiny, after all, creates a powerful incentive: if two sumo wrestlers or their stables have been rigging matches, they might be leery to continue when a swarm of journalists and TV cameras descend upon them.   (source)
  • For years I had seen the shadow of madness descend upon him.   (source)
  • Then quiet descended.   (source)
    descended = arrived
  • But they had been quick enough to descend on Castle Black for the wedding.   (source)
    descend = attack
  • And just as he did realize this, the players on his team fused instinctively with the players on the other team into a single, howling, bloodthirsty mob that descended upon him from all sides with foul curses and swinging fists.   (source)
    descended = came
  • And so, its high command, facilities, colors, and shoulder insignia squared away, Camp Pendleton began molding the assault force that would descend upon that ugly, as-yet-nameless scab.   (source)
    descend = attack
  • I was careful not to come too close to the rug now, and when I felt the hot whiskey breath descend upon me like a cloud of foul air I reached out and grabbed the leg of a chair.   (source)
    descend = come
  • Some spoke of him in shrill curses-others whispered, with a look of guilt and terror, as if a nameless retribution were now to descend upon them-some tried, with hysterical evasiveness, to act as if nothing had happened.   (source)
  • He had a terrible feeling of doom about to descend on all of them.   (source)
  • If you hesitate, if you question, if you refuse, then the full fury of this cadre will descend upon you in terrible force, and together we will drive you out of this school in forty-eight hours.   (source)
  • I've always admired those reporters who can descend on an area, talk to key people, ask key questions, take samplings of opinions, and then set down an orderly report very like a road map.   (source)
    descend = come suddenly
  • Silence descended on the murmuring crowd   (source)
    descended = came suddenly
  • A horde of demons had tried to descend upon the City at that moment, but the power of the weird held them back.   (source)
    descend = come or arrive
  • A sense of complete helplessness had descended upon him.   (source)
    descended = come
  • A lazy somnolence descended on the crowd.   (source)
    descended = came
  • "And at last the darkness of the night descended and softly kissed the surface of the watery grave and the only sound was the lonely rustle of the ancient trees," I wrote as I penned the final line.   (source)
    descended = arrived
  • A blight seemed to have descended on her.   (source)
    descended = come upon
  • At the moment they vanished they were everywhere, the cool benediction of the night descended, the stars sparkled, and the whole universe was a hill.   (source)
    descended = arrived
  • The gainer, the inheritor of rewards, since it will now descend upon the morganatic wife of-- Shall I say that too?   (source)
    descend = come
  • The immense accretion of flesh which had descended on her in middle life like a flood of lava on a doomed city had changed her from a plump active little woman with a neatly-turned foot and ankle into something as vast and august as a natural phenomenon.   (source)
  • I felt a fearful weariness descend upon me.   (source)
  • THE grey warm evening of August had descended upon the city and a mild warm air, a memory of summer, circulated in the streets.   (source)
  • Absolutely between ourselves I should not be surprised to see the red hat of a cardinal descend upon my unworthy head within the next eight months.   (source)
    descend = come or arrive
  • This may seem like a ponderous weight of wisdom to descend upon the soul of a young woman of twenty-eight—perhaps more wisdom than the Holy Ghost is usually pleased to vouchsafe to any woman.   (source)
    descend = come
  • Already men, weeping with joy, as I have heard, shouting and staying their work to shake hands and shout, were making up trains, even as near as Crewe, to descend upon London.   (source)
    descend = arrive
  • She felt a sudden safeness descend upon her, and for an hour or so her mind was at rest.   (source)
    descend = come
  • When one grows older, the power, usually, departs, but while it lasts it may descend upon a man at any moment.   (source)
  • The storm of rain and wind descended upon them towards eight o'clock.   (source)
    descended = came or arrived
  • But my clemency is always ready to descend upon the vanquished.   (source)
    descend = come suddenly
  • The shadows were descending around Jean Valjean.   (source)
    descending = arriving
  • In that grand order of battle in which Captain Ahab would probably marshal his forces to descend on the whales, these three headsmen were as captains of companies.   (source)
    descend = attack (upon sudden arrival)
  • At that crisis, a sudden inspiration descended on me; I was moved to rise and denounce Jabez Branderham as the sinner of the sin that no Christian need pardon.   (source)
    descended = came
  • Don Quixote took windmills for giants, and sheep for armies; d'Artagnan took every smile for an insult, and every look as a provocation—whence it resulted that from Tarbes to Meung his fist was constantly doubled, or his hand on the hilt of his sword; and yet the fist did not descend upon any jaw, nor did the sword issue from its scabbard.   (source)
    descend = attack
  • The influence for all good, which she came to exercise over me at a later time, begins already to descend upon my breast.   (source)
    descend = come
  • At half-past nine he rose and went to the City, and she was almost free till dinner-time, to make visitations in the kitchen and to scold the servants; to drive abroad and descend upon the tradesmen, who were prodigiously respectful; to leave her cards and her papa's at the great glum respectable houses of their City friends; or to sit alone in the large drawing-room, expecting visitors; and working at a huge piece of worsted by the fire, on the sofa, hard by the great Iphigenia clock,…   (source)
    descend = come or arrive
  • Suddenly a heavy storm of rain descended.   (source)
    descended = arrived
  • "Come on, Alicia!" yelled Lee into the silence that had descended on the crowd.   (source)
    descended = come
  • A brief silence descended and Johann thought the time had come.   (source)
    descended = came
  • Now and then a cold shiver descended on his head and spread down his body.   (source)
  • This was the second time this morning that her uncle's wrath had descended on her head.   (source)
    descended = come down (arrived suddenly)
  • The search for him resumed, and the police descended again on the Watanabes.   (source)
    descended = came or arrived
  • "Yaa!" replied the thunderous crowd,— then silence descended from the sky and swallowed the noise.   (source)
    descended = came
  • He descended into a dream, and the Bird rose up over him.   (source)
    descended = fell or came
  • A deathly silence descended on Okonkwo's compound.   (source)
    descended = came
  • And if it goes the other way, he can descend on us while we are weakened.   (source)
    descend = come suddenly
  • They do not descend upon hale and healthy animals.   (source)
    descend = attack
  • As soon as the Stark boy starts north, Ser Forley and Ser Daven will descend on Riverrun.   (source)
  • A new order is about to descend upon Alagaesia, and I would have you be a part of it.   (source)
    descend = come
  • He thinks your uncle will descend on them and kill them all, as Urron did.   (source)
    descend = attack
  • "Any chance we might convince the Dornishmen to descend on the Marches?" asked Tyrion.   (source)
  • Harry, Ron and Hermione had barely taken their seats when Neville, Dean, Fred, George and Ginny descended upon them.   (source)
    descended = came suddenly
  • Soon, winter would descend on Shadbagh, winter and its icicles and weeklong snowdrifts and winds that cracked the skin on the back of hands in a minute flat.   (source)
    descend = come
  • Armco representatives would descend on towns like Jackson and promise (truthfully) a better life for those willing to move north and work in the mills.   (source)
    descend = arrive suddenly
  • Once a semblance of silence had descended, I got on the public comm channel, which had the same effect as turning on a giant PA system.   (source)
    descended = developed or arrived
  • Every one of those bees could have descended on me like a flock of angels and stung me till I died, and it wouldn't have been the worst thing to happen.   (source)
    descended = come suddenly (attacked)
  • Those in violation of the decree, anyone whose statue was not in pristine condition, found themselves hauled off to Blaxik, where--in a bit of irony Redd found pleasing--they were forced to make the statues until death descended upon them.   (source)
    descended = came
  • SOMETIMES SOMEONE from the press would descend on Saeed and Nadia's camp or work site, but more often denizens would themselves document and post and comment online upon what was going on.   (source)
    descend = come
  • Saeed was grateful for Nadia's presence, for the way in which she altered the silences that descended on the apartment, not necessarily filling them with words, but making them less bleak in their muteness.   (source)
    descended = came
  • Silence had descended outside.   (source)
    descended = come
▲ show less (of above)

show 10 more examples with any meaning
  • The boy began climbing and descending the many stairways of the palace, keeping his eyes fixed on the spoon.†   (source)
  • We're descended from the stragglers.†   (source)
  • They descended the stairs.†   (source)
  • I am descended from two types of noses.†   (source)
  • Night again descended over this side of the planet.†   (source)
  • I asked as we descended the first set of stairs.†   (source)
  • Once he was descending the stairs, he felt a sense of relief.†   (source)
  • I guessed Mom had called her, because she descended from her porch with tears in her eyes.†   (source)
  • By the time I got to Columbine, hundreds of desperate parents and relatives, police officers, bomb squads, reporters, and onlookers had already descended on the area around the school, and complete pandemonium reigned.†   (source)
  • We descend the steps into the Pit and I say, "I have a question."†   (source)
▲ show less (of above)
show 190 more examples with any meaning
  • I descended to a level of savagery I never imagined possible.†   (source)
  • The board slowed for a second, trying to climb, but then shivered and continued to descend.†   (source)
  • They found Donald as he was walking home and descended on him.†   (source)
  • He started to descend the stairs but then he turned and leaned and kissed the child on the forehead.†   (source)
  • But when she was made to descend from the truck, Mariam's legs did not buckle.†   (source)
  • We descended in silence.†   (source)
  • Before you descend into the Underworld, you must go to Santa Monica.†   (source)
  • Teresa shone her light down on a steeply descending, slick black chute of metal.†   (source)
  • As she descended, the air grew cooler.†   (source)
  • There was a gilded mirror on the wall, and we all turned to take one last peek as we descended.†   (source)
  • I find that descending too often into the hustle and bustle of the main school clouds my Inner Eye.†   (source)
  • The air was cold and they were descending a wall.†   (source)
  • We pick up speed as we descend the hill.†   (source)
  • She's descended from the third royal governor of Georgia.†   (source)
  • Especially when I have to descend into Schiaparelli itself.†   (source)
  • It takes a long time, but a ruby-throated hummingbird finally descends and eats from the tip of my unmoving, sweetened index finger.†   (source)
  • He descends to the fifth floor.†   (source)
  • As we descended the other side it only seemed to thicken.†   (source)
  • I felt icy shakes descend in waves through my body.†   (source)
  • Everything was arranged in descending steps.†   (source)
  • A remarkably foul odor hung in the air, and the passage descended to a lonely black door with an iron padlock.†   (source)
  • A screen descended behind him.†   (source)
  • I am like a traveler descended from Mars who looks down in astonishment at what passes here.†   (source)
  • On Saturday, November 15, only a few weeks after the attack, hundreds and hundreds of people (it was hard to count, as people came and went all afternoon) descended on the Marriot Grand Ballroom for a silent auction that included over five hundred items.†   (source)
  • "Well, we all know who our Descending Angel is," she told us.†   (source)
  • There is no dying, there is only an ascending or a descending, a moving on to other planes.†   (source)
  • Noticing her stare, his gloved hand descended to rest upon its golden head.†   (source)
  • They descended to the yard in silence.†   (source)
  • Closing my eyes as the car descends.†   (source)
  • Scrambling after her, I descend into a surprisingly dark tunnel.†   (source)
  • Just then my prep team descends on us.†   (source)
  • A fidgety near-silence descended on the room.†   (source)
  • I keep running until I reach the stairs and I descend them as fast as I can, taking two at a time.†   (source)
  • A chopper that had been cycling above started to descend and move toward the crowd.†   (source)
  • The mother's feet, plump and polite, descended like white pigeons from the sea of pillow, across the linoleum roses, down down the wooden stairs, over the chalk hopscotch squares, 5, 6, 7, blue sky.†   (source)
  • Blackness descends and I cross her floor from memory and reach the window.†   (source)
  • Mercifully, the sun was descending toward the horizon.†   (source)
  • But how she would descend the slope was another matter, and then, when she was down among the trees, would she have the sense to chart a course for herself, and keep to it?†   (source)
  • My father and brother descended the stairs, all smiles.†   (source)
  • The blond guard descended a single step toward Cinder.†   (source)
  • I hear rustling, and a spray of water descends on me from above.†   (source)
  • And we descend into soft black.†   (source)
  • That night a numbing chill descended on the ghetto.†   (source)
  • In other words he was a carbon-based bipedal life form descended from an ape.†   (source)
  • An eerie quiet descended.†   (source)
  • He felt as if he had been racing blindfolded to the edge of a cliff and had been grabbed and saved just as he was about to descend into a pit from which there was no escape.†   (source)
  • Another thing I noticed—and I could see it tied in—was the big hush that would descend around certain veterans when they went off on "courses"—which even we knew had to do with becoming carers.†   (source)
  • And in between, I've been in a kind of bardo state, flying around in a gray roar, climbing with drop-spattered windows to laddered sunlight, descending to rainclouds and rain and escalators down and down to a tumble of faces in baggage claim, eerie kind of afterlife, the space between earth and not-earth, world and not-world, highly polished floors and glass-roof cathedral echoes and the whole anonymous concourse glow, a mass identity I don't want to be a part of and indeed am not a part of†   (source)
  • I descend the stairs and step from the gutter up onto the curb.†   (source)
  • He has descended into depression and a life of glue sniffing.†   (source)
  • All of us, for example, are descended at some point from huntergatherers, and many hunter-gatherers, by all accounts, had a pretty leisurely life.†   (source)
  • The road descended into the outskirts of town, turning northwest past the junior college and the tennis courts, then past Chautauqua Park, where the picnic tables were spread with sheets of colored plastic and where picnickers sat in lawn chairs and listened to the high school band playing Sousa marches under the band shell.†   (source)
  • She descended the stairway to her cell.†   (source)
  • His environment had left its unlikable marks on him, but in the ante bellum South, I could have found myself at the mercy of someone much worse—could have been descended from someone much worse.†   (source)
  • As the Kull's arm descended, a slim steel blade suddenly sprouted from his chest.†   (source)
  • A sense of dread descended on me.†   (source)
  • Another legend claims that we descended from wolves — and that the wolves are our brothers still.†   (source)
  • But when I descended the wooden stairs carrying us from the platform, with Mr. Itchoda one step behind me, I came upon such a shock that for a time I forgot everything else.†   (source)
  • Once the fans would descend, I'd skitter off to the sidelines.†   (source)
  • The Apollo missions have already descended close to the moon's surface.†   (source)
  • His father had seen that, and he had descended on little Jacky, roaring.†   (source)
  • The darkness seemed to descend over her, choking her, weighing her down.†   (source)
  • We descended the stairs.†   (source)
  • It's one of the things she's always hated about life here: these chilly, abbreviated days of early winter, darkness descending mere hours after noon.†   (source)
  • The men spurred their horses and descended into town.†   (source)
  • He scratches with both hands, descending to his stomach.†   (source)
  • She shrugged easily "But I've never had things descend to that level.†   (source)
  • Attempted to descend to the river yesterday but was turned back by Beta and four others.†   (source)
  • In running from her past, Mommy has created her own nation, a rainbow coalition that descends on her house every Christmas and Thanksgiving and sleeps everywhere-on the floor, on rugs, in shifts; sleeping double, triple to a bed, "two up, three down," just like old times.†   (source)
  • Scientists wanted to grow cellular clones—lines of cells descended from individual cells—so they could harness those unique traits.†   (source)
  • I lay back on the wood, closed my eyes, and descended into sleep.†   (source)
  • A hush descended.†   (source)
  • Yet the darkness that had descended over Jenny while she was on forced bed rest persisted.†   (source)
  • Besides, aren't we all descended from gods?†   (source)
  • Because Darwin believed that mankind was descended from animals?†   (source)
  • The engine of the helicopter roared louder as we descended the stairs.†   (source)
  • "This should work," he said as he started descending fast.†   (source)
  • Our plane began to descend through thick cloud.†   (source)
  • So all the other languages are descended from it?†   (source)
  • To hear him talk, you'd have thought he'd descended from generations of Ole Miss Rebels.†   (source)
  • The path descends a little here.†   (source)
  • And horror descended on Ojai.†   (source)
  • A cloud of helplessness descended over me.†   (source)
  • A dozen people stood around talking, but instant silence descended as soon as I entered.†   (source)
  • The earth rumbled beneath its mighty footsteps as nearly a ton of twisting steel and raging porcelain descended upon our heroes.†   (source)
  • The widows were busy washing sheets and freezing pies for the hundreds of tourists descending on the town to witness Living History.†   (source)
  • The booger-caters descended on us.†   (source)
  • Downward came the bird, lazily looping through the haze, gray in gray descending, gliding, a summer sledder down a slope of sunsmoke.†   (source)
  • A new warm feeling has descended on our little house.†   (source)
  • "Poisonwood," she added flatly, emphasizing the descending syllables as if she were equally tired of all three.†   (source)
  • You had to descend farther to reach the front door.†   (source)
  • A man and a boy descended.†   (source)
  • But I didn't realize Nathaniel had descended into daily confrontations with fellow clients at Lamp.†   (source)
  • Moore turned to descend a staircase.†   (source)
  • Congo was descending once again into an all-out ethnic war.†   (source)
  • Then darkness descended, and I had her folded against me.†   (source)
  • She descended on Clary with a hug that nearly overbalanced her.†   (source)
  • The family did not find him until the following day at eleven o'clock in the morning when Santa Sofia de la Piedad went to throw out the garbage in back and her attention was attracted by the descending vultures.†   (source)
  • I have no doubt he did—I mean, after all, who wouldn't have loved five brothers and sisters descending upon your house and food supply on a regular basis?†   (source)
  • A calmness descended over Virgil Byrnes, and when I think back, it was the most chilling part of the whole incident.†   (source)
  • She watches it bob for a moment in the waves and then, slowly, descend below the surface.†   (source)
  • Felix descended on him, slashing in every direction.†   (source)
  • At 4:53 he got on the radio and strongly urged Hall to descend to the South Summit.†   (source)
  • The factory crawler turned, began to descend.†   (source)
  • They descended, and then they disappeared.†   (source)
  • These are Veruca's new-found friends That she will meet as she descends, And this is the price she has to pay For going so very far astray.†   (source)
  • The spoon descended and a hot—but not burning—swallow poured in.†   (source)
  • And the descending mantle of guilt made her toss it off with even more bravado.†   (source)
  • An air car descends near us and disgorges more Officials.†   (source)
  • To Nicolas, Amanda's hostility was like a pestilence that had descended between them.†   (source)
  • "Some other time," Inigo said, making another, feeling quite bright about the whole thing, sensing the pleasure in having Fezzik visibly relax as they descended, so he smiled and clapped Fezzik on his great shoulder for the good fellow he was.†   (source)
  • The rescue team had descended hours before.†   (source)
  • In the corner, a student, still in medical greens, was trying to read a magazine and not be noticed but as soon as the kids were tired of the machine, they descended on him, pulling at his magazine and pushing their hands into his pockets.†   (source)
  • Pumper trucks kept arriving from other towns, the men descending heavily in their rubber boots and old-fashioned hats.†   (source)
  • They descended again into the sleepy, the beautiful town.†   (source)
  • He presses a button and the needle descends to the record.†   (source)
  • Better watch your step, a woman, descending, warned him.†   (source)
  • They descend from the trees and take up positions in the water beside crab holes.†   (source)
  • As it descended, I stepped toward the front of the plate.†   (source)
  • It was as if a god had descended to solve some humble problem.†   (source)
  • As we descended, we could see Attolia stretched out ahead of us, and to the right the sea.†   (source)
  • She disappeared behind a white swinging door, and we could hear the uneven flap of her footsteps as she descended into the basement.†   (source)
  • I'd love to hear them confess: Who do they become when night descends, a cool puff of smoke, and vampires come out to party?†   (source)
  • Glass gasped as a barrier began to descend at the Phoenix checkpoint.†   (source)
  • He sang them while accompanying himself on the accordion his grandfather gave him, the one who'd moved in after Misha's grandmother died and, according to Misha, her soul descended on the Summer Gardens in St. Petersburg in the form of a flock of geese.†   (source)
  • I can smell them as I descend.†   (source)
  • A cathedral of silence descended on the plane.†   (source)
  • I expect him to stop once we're in the stairwell, but he descends the entire way.†   (source)
  • Nor did Perry, descending the post-office steps with the Mexican box balanced on a shoulder, observe the prowling car and the policemen in it.†   (source)
  • PART II — The Curtain Descends   (source)
  • Her children would have descended upon the beautiful house and stripped it of all that was valuable and sold the rest to Mattie.†   (source)
  • SIX DAYS LATER responsibility descended upon Roscoe Brown with a weight far beyond anything he had ever felt.†   (source)
  • Descended from the Yorks.†   (source)
  • Before many months had passed, no one on Watership knew or particularly cared to know whether he himself or his mate was descended from one or two Efrafan parents or from none at all.†   (source)
  • They get to descend from a heroic white witch, and we get the demon seed.†   (source)
  • Both of them descend into big, howling laughs.†   (source)
  • Silence descended over the table.†   (source)
  • All my birds leaving and my wastrel son and his wretched wife descending upon me.†   (source)
  • The engines' pitch changed while the helicopter banked and descended into the mouth of a small side canyon.†   (source)
  • They descended slowly, and when their feet reached the ground of the airfield, one of the men raised his rifle and aimed it at them.†   (source)
  • I saw it as a dark, amorphous cloud that would descend from above and enclose us forever.†   (source)
  • I watched a woman emerge from a cell on the top tier and descend the stairs on the opposite side of the unit.†   (source)
  • As the elevator descended, she rode the entire thirty floors just blinking her eyes and looking straight ahead.†   (source)
  • He had made the first descending step when Johnnie's hand on his arm arrested him.†   (source)
  • Clouds of flies and scavengers descend.†   (source)
  • Darkness descended once more the second night of what was to have been a twenty hour trip.†   (source)
  • He gave the guard one of his pinch-backed laughs, and descended, by joints, from the car.†   (source)
  • It descended some ten or fifteen feet before it flickered and then disappeared altogether.†   (source)
  • But that when they descended shrieking on him the only place to hide was in the bottom of a bottle.†   (source)
  • When the plane descended toward Havana, Farmer stared intently out the window, making exclamations.†   (source)
  • More Americans descended on the enemy's flanks and Mawhood and his redcoats were soon in full flight toward Trenton.†   (source)
  • Milo's face clouded almost as abruptly, and his spirits descended into a state of sad anxiety.†   (source)
  • The passage twisted round a few turns, and then began to descend.†   (source)
  • With Baig, Mortenson had stood on a meadow high above Zuudkhan, watching a dust cloud descend from the Irshad Pass.†   (source)
  • Reporters descended on Manchester.†   (source)
  • Once again, a new batch is mixed up with trough water and set out moments before the rubes descend.†   (source)
  • Up above, the rocket was peacefully descending from the sky beneath a parachute.†   (source)
  • "For God so loved the world that he gave his only son—" By then, two U.S. marshals had descended, hauling him out of his seat and dragging him up the alley, as the news cameras swiveled to follow the action.†   (source)
  • They must never descend to human level.†   (source)
  • I could feel the helicopter start to descend toward the empty rooftop.†   (source)
  • A flight of stairs to his right descended into blackness.†   (source)
  • You are descended from the blood of Arthur himself—making you the true king of the Archipelago.†   (source)
  • I descend the final flight of stairs (couldn't risk waiting for the elevators in case the Finnish brigade suddenly turned up), then pause to catch my breath.†   (source)
  • As quietly as possible, they descended a long set of stairs that led to a small, dark room.†   (source)
  • I preferred my husband when he descended the bed.†   (source)
  • Descend!†   (source)
  • The conversion of potential energy to kinetic energy is what drives the roller coaster, and all of the kinetic energy you need for the ride is present once the coaster descends the first hill...Once you're underway, different types of wheels help keep the ride smooth.†   (source)
  • The mine was a wide one, and I could see the slick stones descending into darkness.†   (source)
  • She was across the barn and through the door by the time Dart began to descend the stairs.†   (source)
  • At first, of course, she laughingly refused, but then a giant hand descended from the sky and shoved her to her knees.†   (source)
  • He had caught a descending machine.†   (source)
  • I not only entered the music but descended, like Dante, into its depths.†   (source)
  • He entered the elevator and waited as it descended.†   (source)
  • He descended into obscurity just as he had risen from it.†   (source)
  • I made up that we are descended from an ancestress who stubbed her toe and fell when running from a rapist.†   (source)
  • The prairie here is huge but above it the hugeness of this ominous grey mass ready to descend is frightening.†   (source)
  • Now she was descended from two pioneer fam'lies, the Toys and the Willises both.†   (source)
  • They lock up; descend the smooth and silent elevator to the street.†   (source)
  • The jet's landing gear came down and the plane descended into the Kansas City airport, touching down smoothly on the tarmac.†   (source)
  • He wished them good night and they heard his steps descending the stairs.†   (source)
  • I am descended from Tash, the inexorable, the irresistible.†   (source)
  • Abruptly, silence descended.†   (source)
  • What passed for silence descended.†   (source)
  • In a few minutes they would descend into the stadium.†   (source)
  • Angel stared up at the precipice from which they had just descended.†   (source)
  • We slipped out from a secret cave and descended upon a small elven village.†   (source)
  • Reporters had descended on New Haven like a plague of flies, gobbling up and spitting out every available detail.†   (source)
  • Now the movement has descended to the municipal level, with a town here or there passing an English-only ordinance, which has little effect.†   (source)
  • Sherrie is wobbily descending the stairs to the street.†   (source)
  • He saw a man's face slowly descend partway through the trap.†   (source)
▲ show less (of above)