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descend
used in The Lords of Discipline

4 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
  • If you hesitate, if you question, if you refuse, then the full fury of this cadre will descend upon you in terrible force, and together we will drive you out of this school in forty-eight hours.
    Chapter 2.16 (51% in)
descend = come
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  • I was sure that Pearce had descended from men and women unafraid of lions.
    Chapter 4.39 (53% in)
  • A bastard descended from some of the oldest families in Charleston.
    Chapter 3.29 (25% in)
  • I preferred them in the comfortable informality of their own milieu, with Abigail arranging flowers, Tradd playing the piano, and Commerce descending the stairs after working long hours on his journals.
    Chapter 4.31 (88% in)

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