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Example Sentences for "descend"

Mencken once remarked that it is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from manWe descended the staircase to the wine cellar.

H. L. Mencken once remarked that it is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.

A feeling of tension descended on the party after the argument.

More than 10,000 protesters are expected to descend on the nation's capital this morning.

The worse thing you can do when people are being rude to you is to descend to their level.

She doesn't believe in evolution because she says she simply can't accept that we are descended from apes.

The airplane experienced engine trouble during its descent into Narita Airport.

The climbers reached the summit of the mountain this morning at 10:00, and began their descent a short time afterward.

Depending on the culture, family descent can be traced through the male and / or female lines.

Hiro's family is of French, Japanese and Ugandan descent.

There is a Chinese proverb which states that when people only talk about things they understand, a great silence will descend upon the world.

We have now begun our descent into Pearson Airport, and should be touching down in about 30 minutes.

Every hamster in existence today descends from a mother and her 13 babies which were found in a little town in 1930.

Most of the people of Iceland are descendants of settlers from the Scandinavian countries.

In their legends, the people of Vietnam claim to be the descendants of a dragon.

Scuba divers wear weights on their belts to help them descend.

The city of Paekdusan in North Korea is sacred to all Koreans because according to Korean mythology it is where the 'Son of the Lord of Heaven' descended to earth, and the first Korean kingdom began.

The people of Cape Verde are descended from a mix of West African slaves and Portuguese colonists.

The great majority of the people of Mexico are of mixed Spanish and indigenous descent.


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