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1. To move from a higher to a lower place; come or go down.
2. To slope, extend, or incline downward.
3. To come from an ancestor or ancestry.
4. To come down from a source; derive.
5. To pass by inheritance.
6. To lower oneself.
7. To proceed or progress downward, as in rank, pitch, or scale.
8. To arrive or attack in a sudden or an overwhelming manner.
1. I descended down the spiral staircase.
2. β€œA rough path descended like a steep stair into the plain” (J.R.R. Tolkien).
3.He was descended from a pioneer family.
4.A tradition descending from colonial days.
5.The house has descended through four generations.
6.β€œShe, the conqueror, had descended to the level of the conquered” (James Bryce).
7.Titles listed in descending order of importance; notes that descended to the lower register.
8.Summer tourists descending on the seashore village.

by Psychosis October 18, 2005
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