Both Uses of
To Kill a Mockingbird
- 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 (definition 1) *descending = moving downward
- 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 (definition 2) *descends = arrives
(1) (descend as in: descend the mountain) move or slope downward
(2) (descend as in: thieves descended upon us) to come or arrive -- especially suddenly or from above or as an attack