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Word Example of - descend

    Example Sentences for descend

    You descend in an express elevator car; in that bucket you just drop.

    Who saw its fires here rise, and there descend, Explain his own beginning, or his end?

    "Then we must walk," said Lady Idleways; and she bade Laura descend also from the carriage.

    In the face of such an assault the man could not descend in safety.

    This is repeated again and again, and at last the sun begins to descend.

    It is not necessary to descend minutely into particulars in this place.

    You will descend as the picture draws near completion, and at the last stroke of your brush you will see him.

    Others embarked in their larger boats to ascend the river, and others to descend, so as to cut off all possibility of retreat.

    Then he started on downward, zig-zagging carefully this time as one should descend a trailless mountain.

    This caused its pursuer to descend to the ground again with all speed.

Word Origin & History of - descend

    Word Origin & History

    descend c.1300, from O.Fr. descendre, from L. descendere, from de- "down" + scandere "to climb," from PIE base *skand- "jump." Sense of "originate from" is late 14c. In typography, descender "part of a letter that extends below the body" is from 1802.