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verb as in condescend

verb as in trace ancestry from; be passed or handed down

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Just because someone has descended into QAnon doesn’t mean they can’t come back from it.

Newspaper reporters spouted them 24 years ago this month when the media descended to cover the 1996 GOP National Convention, more than two decades after our first bid for a Republican confab went kablooey.

It descends upside down, like a giant knife, above Cain and Abel.

After “hopping” into the air, the vehicle skirted sideways a little before coming back to the ground, deploying six landing legs before successfully descending.

If you could shrink small enough to descend the genetic helix of any animal, plant, fungus, bacterium or virus on Earth as though it were a spiral staircase, you would always find yourself turning right — never left.

Earlier this month, Toledo, Ohio, watched its municipal water supply descend into an undrinkable stew of algal toxins.

Even before she could descend to tell her story, rumors were spreading to discredit her.

Just one more note of caution before we descend down the rapids of morality and ethics.

Thousands of bands descend on Austin, Texas, for the South By Southwest music festival.

So they had to make me this waterproof renaissance gown and I would have to descend into the hot tub for rehearsal.

As he was about to descend the tree to feed upon his victim, his wicked eyes saw the hunters for the first time.

Laidlaw said nothing, but sprang to the head of the ladder, got carefully upon it, and began steadily to descend with Susy.

This contempt for the masses they cherish until they have to descend from Parnassus and enter the public service.

When about to descend himself, his brother cuts the cord and leaves him a prisoner on the mountain.

Courage, my child,” he says; “see, we have gone a great distance; to-morrow before sundown we shall descend in Belgium.

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On this page you'll find 146 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to descend, such as: cascade, collapse, crash, dip, disembark, and dive.

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