• Glad to Serve Any of the Descendants Of The Heroes 126
    Glad to Serve Any of the Descendants Of The Heroes 126
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Descendible Admitting descent; capable of being descended.
    • Descendible That may descend from an ancestor to an heir. "A descendant estate."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: All dogs are the descendant of the wolf. These wolves lived in eastern Asia about 15,000 years ago
    • descendible Capable of being descended with safety or comparative ease; that permits of a safe downward passage: as, a descendible hill.
    • descendible That can descend from an ancestor to a descendant; capable of being transmitted, as from father to son: as, a descendible estate.
    • descendible Also spelled descendable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: All of the Peking ducks in the United States are descendents from three ducks and one drake imported to Long Island, New York in 1873
    • Descendible that may descend or be descended: capable of transmission by inheritance, heritable
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  • Amy Lowell
    Amy Lowell
    “Hate is ravening vulture beaks descending on a place of skulls.”
  • St. Augustine
    “Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.”
  • Bengali Hymn
    Bengali Hymn
    “Dive deep, O mind, dive deep in the ocean of God's beauty! If you descend to the uttermost depths, there you will find the gem of love.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “He then learns that in going down into the secrets of his own mind he has descended into the secrets of all minds.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “Opinions, like showers, are generated in high places, but they invariably descend into lower ones, and ultimately flow down to the people as rain unto the sea.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The pioneer who fought for his liberties now has descendants who take them.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. descendre—L. descendĕrede, down, scandĕre, to climb.


In literature:

A housemaid was dusting the stairs as she descended into the empty hall.
"A Modern Chronicle, Complete" by Winston Churchill
To his discourse he added a votive prayer and descended.
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
That the Africans are descended from Canaan.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
He saw the twilight descending, ever heavier, over the forest.
"The Sky Line of Spruce" by Edison Marshall
And received by them, that descendant of the Ajamida line (Vidura) sat in their midst and made the usual enquiries.
"Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1" by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
You were undoing the knot with which I fastened my rope before I descended your air shaft to get a peep at your servant.
"The Crime of the French Café and Other Stories" by Nicholas Carter
Once across the divide, however, we descended into a country of black forests and green valleys.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
And having arrived (at that place), he of a thousand eyes descended from his car.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
ACTON, LORD, a descendant of the former, who became a leader of the Liberal Catholics in England, M.P.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The descendants of the Hollanders are men to be counted on; where we leave them to-day, we see them to-morrow.
"The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas" by James Fenimore Cooper
He began to descend the side of the plateau.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Instead of the big descending phrase we sink into lower depths of gloom, wilder than ever, on the first tripping motive.
"Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies" by Philip H. Goepp
Still going on, he descended the slope, and not much heeding whither he was going, took the road that led into town.
"After London" by Richard Jefferies
As soon as Alice disappeared, she descended to the drawing-room.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
Balcom, just descending from his brief inspection of Flint's room, hailed him.
"The Master Mystery" by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
I descended into the pit and crevices of the Old Mines.
"The American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
From that union descended Ulysses S. Grant, ex-President of the United States.
"Sketches of Successful New Hampshire Men" by Various
We descended from the pass into undulating and barren downs.
"Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon" by Austen H. Layard
I descended into the pit and crevices of the Old Mines.
"Western Scenes and Reminiscences" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
When was the property of Kilcolman lost to the poet's descendants?
"Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, Vol. I (of 2)" by William Howitt

In poetry:

Awake, O, heav'nly wind! and come,
Blow on this garden of perfume;
Spirit divine! descend and breathe
A gracious gale on plants beneath.
"Hymn 74" by Isaac Watts
Beneath thy banks, thy shades among,
The muses, mistresses of song,
Delight to sit, to tune the lyre,
And fan the heav'n-descended fire.
"Ode To Connecticut River" by Josias Lyndon Arnold
The morning mists
Descends upon the late-growing mountain fields;
Harvest has begun; so brief
And fleeting is this world of ours
I feel.
"The morning mists" by Ki no Tsurayuki
But of a fearless heart, she deem'd
The royal bird her friend,
Nor thought its rage, tho' fierce it scream'd,
Would to her vale descend.
"The Eagle" by William Hayley
Whence oft the ravening bird of prey
Descending, to his eyry wild
Bore, with exulting cries, away
The powerless serf's dishonour'd child.
"The Progress Of The Rose" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Let every creature rise, and bring
Its grateful honors to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth prolong the joyful strain.
"Psalm LXXII: Great God" by Isaac Watts

In news:

The family descends from Franklin's brother, John, who was 16-years older than the Founding Father.
In the next couple of days, the first wave of entries will descend on the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.
Wood make a pilgrimage to family land in the rural reaches of Little Canada and gather at the Wood cemetery where so many of their other descendents rest.
Rapid Repair has, as expected, descended on the new iPhone 3G S, bristling with sharp tools like some SciFi torture-bot, and splayed its remains on the cold slab of the teardown lab.
Seems there is more known about the ancestry that came before him than his descendants .
Tibbets descendant to read from new book.
It was also close enough to Sir Roger's exploits for his descendants to want to drive over from Canada and check it out, to find out more.
War of 1812 descendant visits Ogdensburg.
Descendant of notable Buffalo families.
His mother also told him about her parents, descendants of the two great men.
The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site at Douglass's last home, Cedar Hill in Anacostia, holds the records of the orator's descendants .
A descendant of two pioneer families, the Andersons and Davis', and daughter of Desmond Anderson and Mary Lee Davis, she was born Dec 4, 1924, in Englewood.
Family-tree exploration site revealed on Monday that President Obama's lineage bears an interesting hallmark: he's a descendant of the very first documented African slave.
During recent ceremonies held by the Fort Worth Police Department honoring descendants and their fallen ancestors, each was given a genuine badge for a year.
Antoinette Egan was a descendant of California's Spanish settlers.

In science:

For any vertex ν at level (k − 1)n, k ≥ 2, which satisfies {Tν < ∞}, define xν to be the number of vertices at level kn which are descendants of ν and are visited during the interval [Tν , Hν ].
On the transience of processes defined on Galton--Watson trees
Suppose there exists a pair of vertices µ, ν , such that µ is a descendant of ν , with |µ| = kn, |ν | = (k − 1)n and Tν < ∞.
On the transience of processes defined on Galton--Watson trees
As |ν | = (k − 1)n, the expected number of descendants of ν at level kn is mn .
On the transience of processes defined on Galton--Watson trees
For any vertex ν , with |ν | = (k − 1)n, k ≥ 2, and {Tν < ∞}, let xν be the number of vertices at level kn which are descendants of ν and are visited during the interval [Tν , Hν ].
On the transience of processes defined on Galton--Watson trees
As an example of the limit variant, we take preferential logics. µ(T ) (the set of minimal models of T , considered in the “minimal variant”) might well be empty, even if M (T ) is not empty, e.g. due to infinite < −descending chains of models.
Domain closure conditions and definability preservation
But note that in the other cases infinite descending chains might still exist, even if the smoothness condition holds, they are just “short-circuited”: we might have such chains, but below every element in the chain is a minimal element.
Domain closure conditions and definability preservation
Indeed an infinite descending sequence ni would be infinitely descending on at least one component.
Topological construction of transseries and introduction to generalized Borel summability
Nodes i and j in a rooted tree are called incomparable if neither i is a descendant of j , nor j is a descendant of i.
Faces of Generalized Permutohedra
Start from a root variable node, generate a Poisson(γα) number of function node descendants, and for each of them an independent Poisson(γ ) number of variable node descendants.
Estimating Random Variables from Random Sparse Observations
Then if t ∈ ∆′Mk , we have (t, [x 7→ v ]) |= ω (resp. χ) if some proper descendant (resp. non proper-descendant) of v has its label in E (resp. in ∆); and t satisfies ψ if and only if t can be factored as t = r · (k1 ⊕ s ⊕ k2 ) with all the nodes in NV(r) labeled in E and all the nodes in NV(s) labeled in E .
Algebraic characterization of logically defined tree languages
We say that a class C of sets satisfies the metric descending chain condition (MDCC) if every descending chain in C approximately stabilises.
Definability of groups in $\aleph_0$-stable metric structures
To extend the invariance to allow also descendents we may reduce the problem to the g = 0 case and with at most one descendent insertion τk α.
Invariance of Gromov--Witten theory under a simple flop
Using Proposition 3.5 and 1.1 and by induction on the power k of descendent, the theorem is reduced to the case of g = 0 and with exactly one descendent insertion.
Invariance of Gromov--Witten theory under a simple flop
This lineage continues as each classical black hole brings forth its own descendant in the consecutive classical cycle, giving the whole extended spacetime fractal structure, until the solution eventually descends into deep Planck regime, signaling a breakdown of the semiclassical description.
Phenomenological loop quantum geometry of the Schwarzschild black hole
Consider a k-TC-spanner H of G that contains shortcuts from the nodes in layer Vk−2 to their descendants in S ∩ Vk , and from the nodes in S ∩ Vk+1 to their descendants in Vk+3 .
Transitive-Closure Spanners