By then, pretentiously revolutionary political names had descended to the world of crack.
OSHA descended on the Foxwoods Theatre to investigate, and fined the producers $12,600.
Controversies surrounding hugely wealthy “princelings”—Chinese descended from prominent revolutionary figures—are not new.
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.