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A downward or declining slope or surface
“Arthur's Pass is 920 metres above sea level, and there is a steep descent to Otira in the west.”
An act of dropping or falling downwards
“It is the time of fleeting sunlight, of crisper breeze, and the soft, lilting descent of leaves as they give up the battle to hold on.”
An act of moving downwards deliberately
“We now commenced our descent towards Courmayeur. Our way lay down a Long precipice of loose rocks and stones that was, fortunately, free from snow.”
A state of decline or degeneration
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“The outcome will be a further descent into a moral vacuum.”
The origin or background of a person in terms of family or nationality
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“Clans are created through common descent from a shared male ancestor.”
A sudden violent attack, especially by an army or group
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“Soldiers and civilians desperately fled westward to surrender to the allies than suffer the wrath of the army's descent on Eastern Europe.”
The transmission of qualities, property, or privileges by inheritance
“There are two modes of acquiring title to property, one by descent or inheritance, and the other by purchase or by the act or agreement of the parties.”
A sudden severe or prolonged fall in the price, value, or amount of something
The angle at which a straight line or plane is inclined to another
An aggressive movement into somewhere
An instance of coming or bringing something to land, either from the air or from water
A system of ordering society based on perceived social or economic status
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