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descend
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
descend the mountain
Definition
move or slope downward
  • 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.
    p. 68.2
descending = moving downward
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2  —1 use as in:
thieves descended upon us
Definition
to come or arrive — especially suddenly or from above or as an attack
  • 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.
    p. 171.2
descends = arrives
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