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descend
used in A Great and Terrible Beauty

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
  • Ann has stayed behind to practice her aria for Assembly Day—the day when our families will descend upon Spence and see what marvels of womanhood we're becoming.
    Chapter 20 (4% in)
descend = come
There are no more uses of "descend" flagged with this meaning in A Great and Terrible Beauty.

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  • As if on cue, two girls descend the stairs and join us.
    Chapter 7 (25% in)
  • Descended from the Yorks.
    Chapter 13 (59% in)
  • At my mother's name, an embarrassed quiet descends.
    Chapter 26 (60% in)
  • "Circe," she says, descending the stairs, her shadow just ahead of her.
    Chapter 30 (95% in)

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