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synonyms for descending

  • downward
  • declining
  • down
  • sinking
  • descendent
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How to use descending in a sentence

Descending the Alps to the east or south into Piedmont, a new world lies around and before you.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
We were about nine hours of fair daylight traversing 160 miles of level or descending grade, with a light passenger train.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
He was in the descending lift when he suddenly remembered that that particular tube ran beneath the river.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
I prefer the principle of the ascending and descending scale, to such an amount of fixed duty.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Because Social Covenanting, approved in Scripture, conferred descending obligation.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
The sentiments entertained concerning the descending nature of their obligations, being uncondemned, were correct.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
“Follow me, Mr Larks,” he said, turning and descending the ladder sailor-fashion—which means crab-wise.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
From an active state of resistance the ego traversed a descending curve ending in absolute passivity.
DOPESAX ROHMER
In this case the sea end of the bar is descending and the land end ascending.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
That men are bound by previous descending Covenant obligations, is no reason why they should not themselves engage in Covenanting.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DESCENDING

  • bottomward
  • cascading
  • declining
  • depressed
  • descending
  • downgrade
  • downhill
  • downward
  • dropping
  • earthward
  • falling
  • gravitating
  • groundward
  • inferior
  • nether
  • precipitating
  • sagging
  • sinking
  • sliding
  • slipping
  • slumping
  • subjacent
  • to the bottom
  • under
  • underneath
  • abating
  • collapsing
  • crumbling
  • declining
  • decreasing
  • descending
  • diminishing
  • ebbing
  • lowering
  • plunging
  • settling
  • sinking
  • sliding
  • slipping
  • subsiding
  • tottering
  • tumbling
  • weakening
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.