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used in Childhood's End

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move or slope downward


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


come or arrive — especially from above — such as night or darkness
  • Silence descended on the murmuring crowd
    Chapter 14 (16% in)
descended = arrived
  • Two hundred feet above the ground, the ship's prow was catching the last rays of the descending sun.
    Chapter 1 (6% in)
  • The stars were all around him as Reinhold descended the little hill.
    Chapter 1 (78% in)
  • For a moment that seemed to last forever, Reinhold watched, as all the world was watching, while the great ships descended in their overwhelming majesty-until at last he could hear the faint scream of their passage through the thin air of the 8tratosphere.
    Chapter 1 (92% in)
  • A paralysis seemed to descend upon the press and radio commentators: but in the silence could be heard the voice of the Freedom League, anxiously protesting its innocence.
    Chapter 3 (18% in)
  • This is the day!" thought the cameramen as they checked and rechecked the equipment gathered round the vast empty space upon which Karellen's ship would be descending.
    Chapter 5 (6% in)
  • There were no steps; it was steep and smooth as a toboggan slide and, one would have thought, equally impossible to ascend or descend in any ordinary manner.
    Chapter 5 (52% in)
  • He was busily demonstrating it by surprising two more arrivals as they descended into the parking place, but paused just long enough to greet Jean and George and to apologize for having given their drinks to somebody else.
    Chapter 7 (22% in)
  • Their summits were streaked with snow, and the clouds above them were turning to fire as the sun descended on the last few minutes of its daily journey.
    Chapter 7 (91% in)
  • And yet the ship was descending purposefully in a long curve that was taking it again over the sunlit hemisphere.
    Chapter 22 (95% in)

There are no more uses of "descend" in Childhood's End.

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