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descend
used in The Great Gatsby

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
descend the mountain
Definition
move or slope downward
  • With Jordan's slender golden arm resting in mine, we descended the steps and sauntered about the garden.
    p. 43.3
descended = moved down
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2  —1 use as in:
descend from royalty
Definition
figuratively, to have come down a path from the past; i.e., to originate or come from — such as in reference to ancestors or evolutionary origins
  • 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.
    p. 3.1
descended = related through an ancestor
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