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descend
used in The Hidden Oracle

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
  • Another pledge to myself: once I became a god again, I would descend upon this camp and take away all their horns.
    p. 156.1
descend = attack
There are no more uses of "descend" flagged with this meaning in The Hidden Oracle.

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  • Those memories brought back so much pain, you might think I would welcome the glittering plague mist descending over me.
    p. 62.1
  • Regardless, I was elated as the Dare Enterprises helicopter descended just beyond the eastern hills, outside the camp's boundary.
    p. 190.4
  • And, of course, we are all descended from you, Lord Apollo.
    p. 273.7

There are no more uses of "descend" in The Hidden Oracle.

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