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descend
used in The Adventures of Augie March

13 uses
  • She descended at the front end, and I jumped down from the rear into the high-piled sooty snow and gray, soaked boards of the West Side street.
    Chapter 4 (29% in)
  • ...chickenfeed, jewelry, drygoods, oilcloth, and song hits—that was the big thing; and even being the Atlases of it, under the floor, hearing how the floor bore up under the ambling weight of hundreds, with the fanning, breathing movie organ next door and the rumble descending from the trolleys on Chicago Avenue—the bloody-rinded Saturday gloom of wind-borne ash, and blackened forms of five-story buildings rising up to a blind Northern dimness from the Christmas blaze of shops.
    Chapter 3 (30% in)
  • In Einhorn's door I met Bavatsky as he descended to replace a fuse.
    Chapter 10 (13% in)
  • What made me sure, though, that she would have no interest in Clem, at least for the time being, was that lately Frazer had been phoning with regularity, and she took her time about descending when I buzzed her.
    Chapter 11 (18% in)
  • Like a strong brush the excitement went over me, and I stood up to it with shut eyes of pleasure, heat snarls at the ears and thrills descending my legs.
    Chapter 13 (82% in)
  • Her arm was held out to the eagle when he descended, braked with his wings and feet together, the stirred air showing on his breast.
    Chapter 15 (81% in)
  • The towers and roofs of town appeared and then were hid many times in knots of mountain and back of cliffs of thousands of feet before the descending road became a street and we arrived in the cathedral square, or zocalo.
    Chapter 16 (1% in)
  • The house was handsome and wide, deeper than appeared from outside, because from the garden you descended to the rooms.
    Chapter 16 (8% in)
  • Nevertheless I went to look for help and descended as far as the giant arrow pointing nowhere.
    Chapter 18 (53% in)
  • I was in the room collecting my stuff, burning, with tears and cries that couldn't find an outlet from suffocation, and stones of pity heaped up in me, when I saw her descending to the zocalo with a rifle, and Jacinto with baggage behind her.
    Chapter 18 (94% in)
  • She saw my eyes on her lower belly and her hand descended to hold the edge of the robe there.
    Chapter 19 (83% in)
  • Seeing that colorful, round-fingered hand descend I bitterly felt how my privilege had ended and passed to another man.
    Chapter 19 (84% in)
  • I turned to give my full attention to the horizon, when suddenly a heavy blow descended on me and knocked me flat.
    Chapter 25 (88% in)

There are no more uses of "descend" in The Adventures of Augie March.

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