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A downward slope
“Arthur's Pass is 920 metres above sea level, and there is a steep descent to Otira in the west.”
The origin or background of a person in terms of family or nationality
“Clans are created through common descent from a shared male ancestor.”
A moral, social, or psychological decline
“The outcome will be a sexual identity free-for-all, and a further descent into a moral vacuum.”
A sudden violent attack
“Any sort of significant expedition meant risking defeat in the field, or a sudden descent on Damietta and loss of the city.”
An act of moving downwards, dropping, or falling
“By the time the steepest descent is over my arms are hurting, but we haven't stopped and it's not over yet.”
The transmission of qualities, property, or privileges by inheritance
“An estate is either ancestral or nonancestral; or, as this court says, 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.”
“They started their descent of the mountain.”
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