Example sentences for: descent

How can you use “descent” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • It was dedicated to the legendary Emperor Ojin, from whom Yoritomo claimed descent.

  • Simulation studies have shown that ML is typically more accurate and robust than MP [ 81 82 ] . Thus an ML analysis of the data was conducted by employing an heuristic search in PAUP* using TBR branch swapping on a starting tree based on neighbor joining, ACCTRAN, and STEEPEST DESCENT under the TrN+G DNA substitution model [ 83 ] . This model was selected using a Hierarchical Likelihood Ratio Test (HLRT) in Modeltest version 3.06 [ 84 ] .

  • WASP started off with a pejorative nuance, it seems to me, but has been accepted so smugly by white Anglo-Saxon Protestants that the term has been appropriated by some people it doesn't fit, for instance Americans of German or Irish descent who may be agnostics of Catholic background.

  • Many Germans, presumably, had a similarly high opinion of themselves in the early 1930s, and no doubt such blithe self-regard lubricates descent.

  • Park your car on the rough ledge, just off the main road on the left as you begin the descent into the village of El Golfo (renowned for the quality of its fish restaurants), and follow the rough footpath over the cliff.


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