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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The act of moving or going downward.

Usage examples (36)
  • Brunswick, and the fourth in descent from the famous Henry the
  • What happens when a nationalized citizen of Latin descent is pulled over and told to show his identification papers?
  • Using "descent" is almost begging to be misinterpreted.
  • When I say Darwinian evolution, I'm referring to Darwin's theory, which he called descent with modification. for more
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  • A "decent" (respectable, honest) person with a "descent" (lineage or ancestry) from a good family will "dissent" (disagree) from mob rule, for fear the situation will "descend" (to move to a lower place) into chaos.
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