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thieves descended upon us
to come or arrive — especially suddenly or from above or as an attack
  • 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.
    Chapter 3 (37% in)
descended = came
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  • The service lasted precisely three hours; and yet my brother had the face to exclaim, when he saw us descending, "What, done already?"
    Chapter 3 (14% in)
  • I descended cautiously to the lower regions, and landed in the back-kitchen, where a gleam of fire, raked compactly together, enabled me to rekindle my candle.
    Chapter 3 (76% in)
  • He ran to the window and I to the door, just in time to behold the two Lintons descend from the family carriage, smothered in cloaks and furs, and the Earnshaws dismount from their horses: they often rode to church in winter.
    Chapter 7 (51% in)
  • Hindley descended more leisurely, sobered and abashed.
    Chapter 9 (12% in)
  • I descended, and found Heathcliff waiting under the porch, evidently anticipating an invitation to enter.
    Chapter 10 (28% in)
  • He descended, and bidding the servants wait in the passage, went, followed by me, to the kitchen.
    Chapter 11 (49% in)
  • As she never offered to descend to breakfast next morning, I went to ask whether she would have some carried up.
    Chapter 11 (97% in)
  • To obviate the fatigue of mounting and descending the stairs, we fitted up this, where you lie at present — on the same floor with the parlour; and she was soon strong enough to move from one to the other, leaning on Edgar's arm.
    Chapter 13 (13% in)
  • I reflected as the good woman descended to receive the doctor: and not exactly of the kind which I should have chosen to amuse me.
    Chapter 14 (98% in)
  • Being at liberty, I lost no time in seeking the old servant; who, having gathered by degrees the purport of my hasty tale, hurried below, gasping, as he descended the steps two at once.
    Chapter 17 (47% in)
  • Isabella ceased speaking, and took a drink of tea; then she rose, and bidding me put on her bonnet, and a great shawl I had brought, and turning a deaf ear to my entreaties for her to remain another hour, she stepped on to a chair, kissed Edgar's and Catherine's portraits, bestowed a similar salute on me, and descended to the carriage, accompanied by Fanny, who yelped wild with joy at recovering her mistress.
    Chapter 17 (71% in)
  • He descended, nearly as eager as herself; and a considerable interval elapsed ere they had a thought to spare for any but themselves.
    Chapter 19 (22% in)
  • Following her habit, my young lady descended early, and visited the kitchen: I watched her go to the door, on the arrival of a certain little boy; and, while the dairymaid filled his can, she tucked something into his jacket pocket, and plucked something out.
    Chapter 21 (86% in)
  • I descended to tell my master that the young lady's qualm of sickness was almost gone, but I judged it best for her to lie down a while.
    Chapter 21 (99% in)
  • In summer Miss Catherine delighted to climb along these trunks, and sit in the branches, swinging twenty feet above the ground; and I, pleased with her agility and her light, childish heart, still considered it proper to scold every time I caught her at such an elevation, but so that she knew there was no necessity for descending.
    Chapter 22 (20% in)
  • I was cogitating what the mystery might be, and determined Catherine should never suffer to benefit him or any one else, by my good will; when, hearing a rustle among the ling, I looked up and saw Mr. Heathcliff almost close upon us, descending the Heights.
    Chapter 27 (23% in)
  • She had cried out, when I carried up her dinner, that she couldn't bear any longer being in the cold; and I told her the master was going to Thrushcross Grange, and Earnshaw and I needn't hinder her from descending; so, as soon as she heard Heathcliff's horse trot off, she made her appearance, donned in black, and her yellow curls combed back behind her ears as plain as a Quaker: she couldn't comb them out.
    Chapter 30 (48% in)
  • I listened, and tossed about, and, finally, dressed and descended.
    Chapter 34 (50% in)

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