passed down

See: hereditary
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The detective passed down the quay, and rapidly made his way to the consul's office, where he was at once admitted to the presence of that official.
They passed down the busy street that led to the yards.
I passed down a long and winding staircase, requesting him to be cautious as he followed.
Having seen no Indians in this neighborhood as they passed down the river, they must have subsequently come out from among the mountains.
Unfortunately, when you're the youngest in the family (I'm the youngest of eight, so I know what I'm taking about) everything is passed down to you.
A haplogroup is a sequence of mtDNA passed down the maternal line from mother to daughter unchanged over the generations and according to traditional Jewish law, Judaism is passed down through matrilineal descent.
Summary: The Fujairah Appeals Court upheld on Tuesday a ruling earlier passed down by the lower court exonerating a company manager accused of mortgaging $5 million in shares of the company he was entrusted to manage, in exchange for a loan he obtained from a bank.
Though some will surely see Palminteri's work as irreverent, blogger Ian Brooks says of the art, "Invoking the same reverence through stories passed down for decades, who's to say comic book heroes don't bear the same spiritual power as saints, passed down to us by some form of higher creative force?
Ajmal Mushtaq gave up a post in London advising some of the world's biggest firms to cook meals passed down through generations of his clan.
I am also interested in family stories which have been passed down from during the war years or items which people may have from the war such as photographs or letters.
Bacteria are quite compact and the DNA information is passed down from generation to generation, which allows for long-term preservation of large data files.
This month marks the centennial of Bessie Schonberg (1906-1997), vital teacher of choreography for much of the 20th century, and her legacy is being passed down in all forms of media.