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
Earlier this month, Toledo, Ohio, watched its municipal water supply descend into an undrinkable stew of algal toxins.
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
Thousands of bands descend on Austin, Texas, for the South By Southwest music festival.Craziest SXSW Band Names: Perfect Pussy, Death By Unga Bunga, and More|Marlow Stern|March 8, 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
As he was about to descend the tree to feed upon his victim, his wicked eyes saw the hunters for the first time.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
Laidlaw said nothing, but sprang to the head of the ladder, got carefully upon it, and began steadily to descend with Susy.The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne
This contempt for the masses they cherish until they have to descend from Parnassus and enter the public service.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
When about to descend himself, his brother cuts the cord and leaves him a prisoner on the mountain.The Three Days' Tournament|Jessie L. Weston
Courage, my child,” he says; “see, we have gone a great distance; to-morrow before sundown we shall descend in Belgium.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith