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Quotes of descending

  1. Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. – Saint Augustine
  2. Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand! – Daniel Boone
  3. I explained I wanted to descend as quickly as possible to camp IV in order to warm myself and gather a supply of hot drink and oxygen in the event I might need to go back up the mountain to assist descending climbers. – Anatoli Boukreev
  4. I said to Scott that the ascent seemed to be going slowly and that I was concerned descending climbers could possibly run out of oxygen before their return to camp IV. – Anatoli Boukreev
  5. After clearing 9 metres of the descending passage, in about the middle of the afternoon, we came upon a second sealed doorway, which was almost the exact replica of the first. – Howard Carter
  6. They saw a Dream of Loveliness descending from the train. – Charles Godfrey Leland
  7. Hate is ravening vulture beaks descending on a place of skulls. – Amy Lowell
  8. Owing to the difficulty of obtaining horses, Mr. Henry returns from this place. In descending the Mississippi I will request him to pay his respects to you. – Zebulon Pike
  9. Obviously this is the world descending into worse and worse standards of targeting civilians both in state violence in Iraq, Gaza and so on and the terrorist retaliation. – Clare Short
  10. Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life. – John Updike

Usage examples for descending

  1. I whispered, descending quick! – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  2. She was descending from her heaven; and I was the first happy mortal who met her benevolent look. – The Ghost-Seer (or The Apparitionist), and Sport of Destiny by Frederich Schiller
  3. A few rods farther on, in descending the hill, is the M'Intire garrison. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  4. He made no reply: that would be descending to Glaudot's level. – A World Called Crimson by Darius John Granger
  5. But there, half- way between him and it, was the lady of the garden descending to meet him! – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  6. And when the king saw him setting out alone in a night like that, he was filled with pity and curiosity, and descending from the palace roof, took his sword and followed all alone, without being seen. – Twenty-two Goblins by Unknown
  7. He waved his hand to her, turned again, and continued descending the slope. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  8. He was ill, breathless, and his heart sank strangely with the lights in the shaft from the descending car.... – She Buildeth Her House by Will Comfort
  9. This was no real climb- just a training walk to the top of the Nuvolau; and they were up before noon, and soon again descending very hungry. – The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy
  10. The widow was wonderfully slow in descending the stairs. – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  11. She took the little one from the nurse's arms with no word of explanation, and descending the steps, walked away, under the live- oak branches. – The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin
  12. It was now evening, and the sun was fast descending – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  13. A human form was distinctly to be seen, against the light walls of the villa, descending towards the river. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  14. She waited until she heard Mrs. Snawdor's heavy feet descending the stairs, and then she crept across the hall and sat on the side of Fidy's bed, waiting to give her the next dose of medicine. – Calvary Alley by Alice Hegan Rice
  15. But now he found it was a broad and smooth area, gently descending towards the water. – Rollo's Museum by Jacob Abbott
  16. This cloud- piercing mountain- top once passed over, they would reach the border line of Italy and begin descending the range again. – Polly and Her Friends Abroad by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  17. De Thou stole away without any one thinking of stopping him, and was descending the great staircase, when he met the little Abbe de Gondi, red, hot, and out of breath, who stopped him with an animated and joyous air. – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  18. Now we are descending – Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy by Frank Richard Stockton
  19. Mrs. Jocelyn with Belle and the children were descending the stairs. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  20. So high are they, that to go up and down is like climbing and descending mountains, one after another, all day, day after day. – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
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