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descend
used in The Time Machine

5 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
thieves descended upon us
Definition
to come or arrive — especially suddenly or from above or as an attack
  • An eddying murmur filled my ears, and a strange, dumb confusedness descended on my mind.
    Chapter 3 (17% in)
descended = came
There are no more uses of "descend" flagged with this meaning in The Time Machine.

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  • But even while I turned this over in my mind I continued to descend.
    Chapter 6 (41% in)
  • I determined to descend and find where I could sleep.
    Chapter 5 (1% in)
  • I sat upon the edge of the well telling myself that, at any rate, there was nothing to fear, and that there I must descend for the solution of my difficulties.
    Chapter 5 (79% in)
  • Its evil eyes were wriggling on their stalks, its mouth was all alive with appetite, and its vast ungainly claws, smeared with an algal slime, were descending upon me.
    Chapter 11 (52% in)

There are no more uses of "descend" in The Time Machine.

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