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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WENT DOWN

He swept up the blankets and went down the stairs to the first floor.

He lighted the lantern, and Hal Dozier went down the steep steps, humming.

Hester turned and went down the stair, now on her part a little angry.

As he went down the Street, Wilson's car came around the corner.

When, however, he did not have work up there, he went down to the Baths of St. Moritz.

Without a word he went down the hill to the chief's house and I after him.

He turned his back on Belle Langdon and went down the right-hand steps.

As Crane went down the stairs he wondered why he had coupled himself with Cass.

I went down to the Post Office once and got a bill about the Navy!

Springing to the floor, I flung out of the house and went down to the stream.

WORD ORIGIN

1727, "action of going," from go (v.). The sense of "a try or turn at something" is from 1825; meaning "something that goes, a success" is from 1876. Phrase on the go "in constant motion" is from 1843.

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