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Definition of Descending

Descending

  1. of Descend
  2. Of or pertaining to descent; moving downwards.

Descending Quotations

Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
John Updike

There was an incident, in 1912, which 'gave me a turn,' so to speak: when I brought the 'Nude Descending a Staircase' to the Independants, and they asked me to withdraw it before the opening.
Marcel Duchamp

In the 'Nude Descending a Staircase,' I wanted to create a static image of movement: movement is an abstraction, a deduction articulated within the painting, without our knowing if a real person is or isn't descending an equally real staircase.
Marcel Duchamp

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
Saint Augustine

Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!
Daniel Boone
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Descending Translations

descending in German is absteigend, abstammend, herunterkommend
descending in Spanish is descendiente
descending in Swedish is minskande
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