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descend
used in Lord of the Flies

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
descend the mountain
Definition
move or slope downward
  • They knew very well why he hadn't: because of the enormity of the knife descending and cutting into living flesh; because of the unbearable blood.
    p. 31.7
descending = moving downward
  • Then, three miles up, the wind steadied and bore it in a descending curve round the sky and swept it in a great slant across the reef and the lagoon toward the mountain.
    p. 95.8
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
  • Stillness descended on them.
    p. 25.2
descended = arrived
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