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Sentence count:204+12 Only show simple sentencesPosted:2017-01-02Updated:2020-07-24
Antonym: ascentSimilar words: descendcondescendcondescensionsenescentquiescentadolescentphosphorescentobsolescenceMeaning: [dɪ'sent]  n. 1. a movement downward 2. properties attributable to your ancestry 3. the act of changing your location in a downward direction 4. the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors 5. a downward slope or bend 6. the descendants of one individual. 
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1 The plane began its descent into Paris.
2 Passengers must fasten their seat belts prior to descent.
3 The plane began its descent to Heathrow.
4 The descent of the mountain took nearly two hours.
5 We watched anxiously during her descent from the tree.
6 They began the difficult descent of the mountain's south west face.
7 The emperor claimed descent from David.
8 The plane began its gentle descent to Heathrow.
9 He claims to have traced descent from Christopher Columbus.
10 She's a woman of mixed/French descent.
11 She claims direct descent from Queen Victoria.
12 The plane had gone into a steep descent.
13 He claims direct descent from Mohammed.
14 She is Hungarian by descent.
15 She started a chary descent of the stairs.
16 Darwin stated that the species originate by descent.
17 She is of German descent.
18 We slowed the balloon's rate of descent.
19 An abrupt descent suddenly appeared before him.
20 His descent into crime was rapid.
21 The descent to Base Camp took about two days.
22 The plane began its final descent into the airport.
23 There is no direct descent from the summit.
24 There is a gradual descent to the sea.
25 The engines failed on the plane's descent to Orly.
26 He traces his descent from an old Norman family.
27 The marriage was considered especially ignominious since she was of royal descent.
28 The land slopes to the sea by a gradual descent.
29 Jeremy Lin is the first American player in the NBA of Chinese descent.
30 She fastened the safety harness tightly round her waist before starting the descent.
More similar words: descendcondescendcondescensionsenescentquiescentadolescentphosphorescentobsolescenceacquiescencebehind the scenesscentascentnascentreminiscenttranscendentscenedescribeacquiesceascenddescartesconvalescescenerydescriptionscenarioCent.prescientescarpmentcentreaccentper cent
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