descending descending  /dɪs ˈɛn dɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) coming down or downward

Usage(s):

  1. Indeed, on two occasionsOctober 1973 and May 1992with Thailand descending into chaos, the King, armed only with his moral authority, intervened to end bloodshed.
  2. But here's my current list of blame, or at least the first dozen items on it, in descending order of culpability.
  3. By 1928, when the above photo was taken, Oktoberfest had already achieved wide renown, with tens of thousands of guests descending upon Munich each year.

News

  1. Reviews Of 3 Disarming, Experimental And Hilariously Cornball Shows At Hollywood Fringe Fest

    The annual Hollywood Fringe Festival is back in its fourth edition with around 200 shows running day and night in over 20 theater venues, all in one neighborhood, through the end of the month. On Thursday we posted our thoughts on six offerings we saw earlier in the week. Here's how we liked four more randomly selected shows we've seen since then, listed in roughly descending order of ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: LAist

  2. EUR/GBP back above 0.8500

    FXstreet.com (London) - EUR/GBP had dipped beneath the descending channel signaling that there... For more information, read our latest forex news.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Forex Market

  3. Bike Skills 201 - Climbing + Descending Skills - Sponsored by Jan Medina Real Estate

    Bike Skills 201 -- Climbing + Descending Skills sponsored by Jan Medina Real Estate --[if gte mso 9] 0 0 1 11 68 Velo Girls 1 1 78 14.0 [endif]-- Bike Skills 201 is a continuation of what you’ve learned in Bike Skills 101. In this 4-hour co-ed clinic, we’ll teach you how to climb like a pro – seated climbs, standing climbs, short climbs, steep climbs, extended climbs. And then, we’ll teach you ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

Quotes

  1. "They're doing what they always do, descending on Congress, using every bit of influence they have to maintain the status quo that has maximized their profits at the expense of American consumers, despite the fact that recently a whole bunch of...
    on Oct 9, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "A new information curtain is descending over much of the world," said Clinton.
    on Jan 21, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: CBC.ca

  3. Hun Sen said the plane was flying in a heavy rainstorm and there was a "high probability it may have crashed into a mountain as it was descending to land."
    on Jun 25, 2007 By: Hun Sen Source: International Herald Tribune

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