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used in The Grapes of Wrath

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move or slope downward


come from a higher or prior level in a hierarchy — as a person from an ancestor


come or arrive — especially from above — such as night or darkness
  • The fire died down and the stars descended.
    Chapter 13 (99% in)
  • In the driver's seat, Tom and Al and Pa, and Winfield on Pa's knee, looked into the bright descending sun, and their eyes were stony, and their brown faces were damp with perspiration.
    Chapter 18 (71% in)

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