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descend
used in 1984 by Orwell

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
descend the mountain
Definition
move or slope downward
  • Hurriedly, lest he should have time to become frightened, he descended the steps and crossed the narrow street.
    p. 87.3
descended = moved down
There are no more uses of "descend" flagged with this meaning in 1984 by Orwell.

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2  —2 uses as in:
thieves descended upon us
Definition
to come or arrive — especially suddenly or from above or as an attack
  • A sense of complete helplessness had descended upon him.
    p. 7.3
descended = come
  • Again the feeling of helplessness descended upon Winston.
    p. 248.3
descended = came
There are no more uses of "descend" flagged with this meaning in 1984 by Orwell.

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