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descending

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moving or sloping down

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extending or moving from a higher to a lower place

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on or toward a surface regarded as a base

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spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position

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The face of the rider, turned slightly away, showed only an outline of temple and beard; he was looking downward to the bottom of the valley.
They beat the water vigorously with quick, downward strokes, forcing him to the surface.
She looked downward gravely but with no sign of fear.
Tarzan looked downward for a moment upon the still form of his late antagonist, then he rose to his full height, swelled his deep chest, smote upon it with his clenched fist and roared out the uncanny challenge of the victorious bull ape.
Again he commenced his groping advance; but this time he had gone but a short distance when he emerged into a room, which was lighted through an opening in the ceiling, from which a flight of concrete steps led downward to the floor of the chamber.
The referee, bending over him, began to count the seconds, emphasizing the passage of each second with a downward sweep of his right arm.
He could see nothing of his surroundings and felt nothing but the smooth, worn sides and rungs of the ladder down which he felt his way cautiously lest a broken rung or a misstep should hurl him downward.
From rock to rock, chamoislike, I leaped downward toward the valley, in pursuit of Lys and her hideous abductor.
The rivalry will descend from State to city, and so on downward.
At last my hand closed upon the ship's rail and that very instant a horrid shriek rang out below me that sent my blood cold and turned my horrified eyes downward to a shrieking, hurtling, twisting thing that shot downward into the awful chasm beneath me.
Then he grasped the control lever, and as the cage shot downward at sickening speed, the bowman grappled with the slave.
The top of the buggy caught the air like a parachute or an umbrella filled with wind, and held them back so that they floated downward with a gentle motion that was not so very disagreeable to bear.
At once she began to slide downward, so swiftly that when she came to the Scarecrow she knocked him off his feet and sent him tumbling against Dorothy, who tripped up Ojo.
Upon the other side of the range he would search for a stream running downward toward the west coast, and thus following the rivers he would be sure of game and water in plenty.
At this the man threw his right hand forward from his side and pointed downward as he stood on the extreme edge of the bridge.