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descend
used in The Mill on the Floss

7 uses
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Definition
move or slope downward

or:

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

or:

come or arrive — especially from above — such as night or darkness
  • In fact, that lady did presently descend from her room, in double wonder at the noise and the subsequent cessation of Philip's music.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- "The Young Idea" (78% in)
  • Mrs. Tulliver stood with her arms open; Maggie jumped first on one leg and then on the other; while Tom descended from the gig, and said, with masculine reticence as to the tender emotions, "Hallo!
    1.5 -- Book 1 Chapter 5 -- Tom Comes Home (4% in)
  • With this interjection, the knife descended on the puff, and it was in two, but the result was not satisfactory to Tom, for he still eyed the halves doubtfully.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming (31% in)
  • Mr. Tulliver's grandfather had been heard to say that he was descended from one Ralph Tulliver, a wonderfully clever fellow, who had ruined himself.
    4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- A Variation of Protestantism Unknown to Bossuet (84% in)
  • The sense of mutual fitness that springs from the two deep notes fulfilling expectation just at the right moment between the notes of the silvery soprano, from the perfect accord of descending thirds and fifths, from the preconcerted loving chase of a fugue, is likely enough to supersede any immediate demand for less impassioned forms of agreement.
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- A Duet in Paradise (61% in)
  • Philip colored too, but less from a feeling of personal offence than from a vague suspicion that Stephen's moodiness had some relation to Maggie, who had started up from her chair as he spoke, and had walked toward the hedge of laurels to look at the descending sunlight on the river.
    6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (25% in)
  • A sense of stairs descended as if in a dream, of flagstones, of a chaise and horses standing, then a street, and a turning into another street where a stage-coach was standing, taking in passengers, and the darting thought that that coach would take her away, perhaps toward home.
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (91% in)

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