Usage examples for descending

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Mrs. Jocelyn with Belle and the children were descending the stairs. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  7. Now we are descending. – Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy by Frank Richard Stockton
  8. 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
  9. I whispered, descending, quick! – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. But now he found it was a broad and smooth area, gently descending towards the water. – Rollo's Museum by Jacob Abbott
  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. But there, half- way between him and it, was the lady of the garden descending to meet him! – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  15. 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
  16. The widow was wonderfully slow in descending the stairs. – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  17. He waved his hand to her, turned again, and continued descending the slope. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  18. 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
  19. He made no reply: that would be descending to Glaudot's level. – A World Called Crimson by Darius John Granger
  20. It was now evening, and the sun was fast descending. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat