verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Just because someone has descended into QAnon doesn’t mean they can’t come back from it.Evangelicals are looking for answers online. They’re finding QAnon instead.|Abby Ohlheiser|August 26, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Newspaper reporters spouted them 24 years ago this month when the media descended to cover the 1996 GOP National Convention, more than two decades after our first bid for a Republican confab went kablooey.Politics Report: A Poll and a Court Ruling in Key Council Race|Scott Lewis|August 22, 2020|Voice of San Diego
It descends upside down, like a giant knife, above Cain and Abel.
After “hopping” into the air, the vehicle skirted sideways a little before coming back to the ground, deploying six landing legs before successfully descending.SpaceX flew a prototype of its Starship vehicle for the first time|Neel Patel|August 5, 2020|MIT Technology Review
If you could shrink small enough to descend the genetic helix of any animal, plant, fungus, bacterium or virus on Earth as though it were a spiral staircase, you would always find yourself turning right — never left.Cosmic Rays May Explain Life’s Bias for Right-Handed DNA|Charlie Wood|June 29, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Even before she could descend to tell her story, rumors were spreading to discredit her.
Just one more note of caution before we descend down the rapids of morality and ethics.Never Forget? The CIA Report and the Problem With Hindsight|Philip Mudd|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So they had to make me this waterproof renaissance gown and I would have to descend into the hot tub for rehearsal.Michaela Watkins: Fired From ‘SNL’ To Hollywood’s Funniest Scene-Stealer|Kevin Fallon|March 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So I never allow myself to take anything for granted (or the fanged writing gods will descend on me).
Good news for the East Coast: the millions of cicadas about to descend on our fine region are basically a swarm of free meals.Cicadas, Grasshoppers, Locusts, Ants Among the Tastiest Insects|Nina Strochlic|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It meant, too, that the additional disgrace of being summarily dismissed would not descend upon her.The Trail Horde|Charles Alden Seltzer
We descend into it by a flight of steps, and the depth of water it contains varies with the height of the Tiber.Walks in Rome|Augustus J.C. Hare
Then he strode away, stepped through the trapdoor, began to descend, disappeared.Children of the Market Place|Edgar Lee Masters
From these you will discern the valley, and can descend into it.The Magician's Show Box and Other Stories|Lydia Maria Child
They then began to descend the stairs, and Azgid, observing a couple of figures on the landing, asked the Vizier who they were.