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adjective as in moving down

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They were holding too many meetings, he realized, descending into politics instead of ascending to reckon with Flagg.

You can hear the choppers descending even if you have never set foot in the country.

With them are thousands of other hapless mall-goers, descending rapidly into deadly anarchy.

In fact, he's even a kind of modern-day Orpheus, descending into the sewer to bet his life and find redemption.

But before this 777 appeared, another came in, descending rapidly for an emergency landing.

Descending the Alps to the east or south into Piedmont, a new world lies around and before you.

We were about nine hours of fair daylight traversing 160 miles of level or descending grade, with a light passenger train.

He was in the descending lift when he suddenly remembered that that particular tube ran beneath the river.

I prefer the principle of the ascending and descending scale, to such an amount of fixed duty.

Because Social Covenanting, approved in Scripture, conferred descending obligation.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to descending, such as: downward, declining, down, sinking, and descendent.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.