Definition of Descended

1. Verb. (past of ''descend'') ¹



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Definition of Descended

1. descend [v] - See also: descend

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Descended

descant
descant on
descanted
descanter
descanters
descanting
descants
descarga
descemet's membrane
descemetitis
descemetocele
descend
descendable
descendant
descendants
descended (current term)
descendence
descendences
descendency
descendens
descendens cervicalis
descendens hypoglossi
descendent
descendents
descender
descenders
descendeur
descendibilities
descendibility
descendible

Literary usage of Descended

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1. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1921)
"Man descended from a Walking Ape. § 2. First Traces of Man-like Creatures. ... It is commonly asserted that he is "descended" from some man-like ape such as ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"The action was commenced by the plaintiffs, who are the heirs at law of William Weeks, from whom the land descended to his daughter, Willie Belle Weeks, ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"THOUGH a general charge of debts upon a devised estate will not prevent the previous application of an estate descended, yet if the devised estate is ..."

4. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"... and the Pembrokeshire families of that name were descended ... of Wiston were subsequently descended; John, whose descendants lived at Picton ..."

5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"(27) It was a sufficient crime of Thrasea Priscus, to be descended from a family in which the love of ... He was probably descended from Helvidius Priscus, ..."

6. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1896)
"ALL naturalists, with, as far as I know, a single exception, believe that the several domestic breeds of the rabbit are descended from the common wild ..."

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