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used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

5 uses
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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
  • It was a soft evening, the bright lights of the metro station a shock as they descended.
    p. 335.5
  • She turned one corner, then another, descending a single step to enter a more modern wing with pale turquoise walls.
    p. 29.1
  • Caroline descended another flight to the kitchen and put the coffee on.
    p. 96.3
  • Better watch your step, a woman, descending, warned him.
    p. 106.9
  • He pressed the pedal to the floor, climbing between the limestone walls where the highway had been cut into the hill, and then he descended toward the curve of the Kentucky River, flying.
    p. 291.8

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