The breve and the semiquaver is, we must have the descant you made upon our names, ere you depart.
After all this, might we descant upon the squire's characteristics.
I would take you up to me Alhambra, and descant to you for hours upon its perfections and its romantic history.
It is easy for us now to descant on the virtues of moderation.
Space will not allow me further to descant on the past beauties of this scene; a volume could be filled with its splendours.
It is unnecessary to descant upon the economy of this procedure.
Subject particularly inviting for Jesse; always advocated welfare of Working Classes; now seized opportunity to descant on theme.
Philosophers, summon moralists to your aid, and descant on this subject.
To descant but upon a single instance of the kind must be productive of pain to the ear of sensibility and freedom.
It was very pleasant to hear Mr. Thorne descant on this matter.
mid-15c.; see descant (n.). Sense of "to comment at length" is first attested 1640s.