descend from

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But I descend from Space; the doors, you see, remain unmoved.
Numerous exquisite dishes, which seemed to descend from heaven, were placed successively before the guests, and the richest wines of France flowed in profusion during this splendid repast, served nine hundred feet beneath the surface of the earth!
At last Clayton became so weak that he was no longer able to descend from the shelter.
British and Irish people descend from immigrants, or you could call them invaders which were European Celts, saxons, Normans, Romans, Vikings.
7(e), the petitioner must show its members descend from a historical Indian tribe or tribes that combined and functioned as a single entity.
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study has provided further evidence for the theory that birds did not descend from ground-dwelling theropod dinosaurs, and it actually might be the other way around.
The poet is overwrought as he exhorts: "Let the earth weep, treaded bare / Let the flowers droop their heads in sorrowful shame / Let all the poems descend from the heavens / Tumbling; / To impede nature's wrath.
The controllers reportedly instructed the British Airways aircraft to descend from 16,800 feet to 16,500 feet and the collision avoidance system was triggered.