Both sides behaved themselves almost as grownups, when it would have been easier to descend into a school yard rumpus.
His partner of 14 years had just died, and he was beginning to descend into alcohol and drug abuse.
And maybe, just maybe, there are black helicopters with United Nations decals about to descend on heartland America.
Just one more note of caution before we descend down the rapids of morality and ethics.
The majority of Bahrainis are Shia but the kingdom is run by royals who descend from Saudi Arabian Sunnis.
You descend in an express elevator car; in that bucket you just drop.
With a lowering face he watched her descend and, his hand on the newel, confronted her.
"Then we must walk," said Lady Idleways; and she bade Laura descend also from the carriage.
The explosion had blown in the wall and cut off the only path by which they could descend.
This is repeated again and again, and at last the sun begins to descend.
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.