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descend
used in Oryx and Crake

4 uses
  • He'd like to show himself to the pigoons, jeer at them, but he resists this impulse: they'd follow along beside the rampart, keep him from descending.
    p. 280.2
  • He can see the thin dark cone, zigzagging downwards; then darkness descends.
    p. 236.4
  • The idea was to take a truckload of large dead-animal parts to vacant fields or the parking lots of abandoned factories and arrange them in the shapes of words, wait until the vultures had descended and were tearing them apart, then photograph the whole scene from a helicopter.
    p. 244.6
  • You've never left At the eighth watchtower, the one overlooking the park surrounding Paradice, he checks to see if either of the doors leading to the upper room are unlocked — he'd prefer to descend by a stairway, if possible — but they aren't.
    p. 334.1

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