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dis end

  • v  move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
  • v  come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
    She was descended from an old Italian noble family
  • v  do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
  • v  come as if by falling

  • It urged Africans all over the Union to descend last week upon local police stationswithout their passbooks, without arms, without violenceand demand to be arrested.
  • Cat fanciers descend on New York's Madison Square Garden for the fifth annual CFA-IAMS Cat Championships.
  • Every January, a lively mlange of global business magnates, world leaders, entrepreneurs, activists, journalists and intellectuals descend upon the Swiss village to ski .
News & Articles

  • Tennis-Wimbledon to showcase top tennis - and the art of waiting
    * Tennis fans to descend on Wimbledon from Sunday * Thousands set to camp and line up for tickets * Scattered showers forecast for start of championships By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) - Tennis fans will descend on Wimbledon from Sunday to join Britain's line of the year in which thousands wait patiently to see their sporting idols during the two week championship. ...
    June 21, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Sports
  • Wimbledon to Showcase Top Tennis and the Art of Waiting
    Tennis fans will descend on Wimbledon from Sunday to join the line of the year in which thousands wait patiently to see their sporting idols during the two week championship.
    June 21, 2013 - New York Times
  • Union protests Jason's Deli in Loop over fired employee
    Protesters descend on Jason's Deli in the Loop on Thursday to protest the firing of a worker who was terminated after she complained about sexual harrassment and racial slurs.
    June 20, 2013 - ABC 7 Chicago
Quotes

  • President Bush in Blogger News Network (blog)
    The next president must explain how he or she intends to bring that war to the swiftest possible conclusion without exacerbating a sectarian conflict that could quickly descend into genocide, destabilizing the entire Middle East, and enabling our... John McCain http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCain&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEhauRSvpu74c5JI21AhXVu-x_kmQ CNSNews.com http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp%3FPage%3D/Politics/archive/200803/POL20080305e.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFzvDOTyXWMXu2K6jVaUV25ZUK8SQ Mar 5, 2008 26773 35551 descend If we were to allow our enemies to prevail in Iraq, the violence that is now declining would accelerate and Iraq could descend into chaos," Bush said. "Al-Qaida would regain its lost sanctuaries and establish new ones fomenting violence and...
  • George Voinovich in Forbes
    Once Iraq's neighbors "know we are genuinely leaving, I think all of a sudden the fear of God will descend upon them and say, 'We've got to get involved in this thing,' he said. It can't be something that is precipitous, but I do believe that it...

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