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descents

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plural of descent

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1 the act or process of going to a lower level or altitude
  • the airplane began its gradual descent to the landing field

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3 a loss of status
  • for throwing the game, the ballplayer underwent a huge descent in the eyes of the fans

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4 a sudden attack on and entrance into hostile territory
  • the lightning descent of the invading army on that unsuspecting border town

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6 the line of ancestors from whom a person is descended
  • a person of Finnish descent

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7 a downward slope
  • on bicycle tours the ascents always seem to outnumber the descents

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“Descents.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/descents. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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