The infidel hordes had been warned: let them descend upon the Royal Courts of Justice if they dared.
I suppose we descend upon Surabaya as a pair of pop-eyed tourists, eh?
The body and the blood of a God were about to descend upon the altar.
Again warning had come to the settlements that the Indians were about to descend upon them.
Power is supposed to descend upon the dancer as he proceeds.
Even now, doubtless, they had their orders to descend upon us.
Jacques groans, and imprecates—sleep to descend upon his friend.
About mid-day the body was removed, after which an oppressive and awesome stillness seemed to descend upon Cray's Folly.
A bird of prey hovers near, ready to descend upon the carcase.
Thence Spanish ships might put forth and descend upon the English newcomers.
c.1300, from Old French descendre (10c.) "descend, dismount; fall into; originate in," from Latin descendere "come down, descend, sink," from de- "down" (see de-) + scandere "to climb," from PIE root *skand- "jump" (see scan (v.)). Sense of "originate" is late 14c. in English. Related: Descended; descending.