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go down

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be descended from

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  • originate from
  • derive from
  • spring from
  • proceed from
  • issue from
  • be a descendant of

descend on something or someone

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descend to something

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Synonyms for descend

to move downward in response to gravity

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to slope downward

to have hereditary derivation

to bring oneself down to a lower level of behavior

to become lower in quality, character, or condition

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References in classic literature ?
Yes, Borgia has been here, a torch in one band, a sword in the other, and within twenty paces, at the foot of this rock, perhaps two guards kept watch on land and sea, while their master descended, as I am about to descend, dispelling the darkness before his awe-inspiring progress.
Then he descended, a smile on his lips, and murmuring that last word of human philosophy, "Perhaps
This last proof, instead of giving him fresh strength, deprived him of it; the pickaxe descended, or rather fell; he placed it on the ground, passed his hand over his brow, and remounted the stairs, alleging to himself, as an excuse, a desire to be assured that no one was watching him, but in reality because he felt that he was about to faint.
He thought a moment, cut a branch of a resinous tree, lighted it at the fire at which the smugglers had prepared their breakfast, and descended with this torch.
Yet, as I glanced at the stately staircase down which the procession of the old governors had descended, and as I emerged through the venerable portal whence their figures had preceded me, it gladdened me to be conscious of a thrill of awe.
In the case of most of our anciently domesticated animals and plants, I do not think it is possible to come to any definite conclusion, whether they have descended from one or several species.
The whole subject must, I think, remain vague; nevertheless, I may, without here entering on any details, state that, from geographical and other considerations, I think it highly probable that our domestic dogs have descended from several wild species.
Even in the case of the domestic dogs of the whole world, which I fully admit have probably descended from several wild species, I cannot doubt that there has been an immense amount of inherited variation.
Great as the differences are between the breeds of pigeons, I am fully convinced that the common opinion of naturalists is correct, namely, that all have descended from the rock-pigeon (Columba livia), including under this term several geographical races or sub-species, which differ from each other in the most trifling respects.
He threw on an overcoat over his pyjamas, thrust on his slippers, and taking up his own electric torch, hastily descended the stairs.
A WORLD record attempt to beat the number of vertical metres descended on a mountain bike in 24 hours will take place in Gwynedd today.
Because of the minuscule size of the medieval population, it is possible that many of the indigenous population of Wales are descended, one way or another, from the medieval petty princes of Wales, but I am sure that more are descended from the cow herds and shepherds of those petty princes.
The avalanche descended on the 246th km point of the Bishkek-Osh road at 7.
Those protests descended into chaos, with violent clashes erupting between police officers and troublemakers who hijacked the marches, leading to hundreds of arrests.
When a boy is born a paediatrician will examine his testicles to see if they have descended.