Descents Sentence Examples
The descents on the Peloponnese were futile in the extreme.
Five descents lead from it to the lower town, planted on the alluvial terrace, 30 to 35 ft.
The descents of pirates on the coasts were a perpetual source of danger; the pirate was a gainer either by the sale or by the redemption of his captives.
The former reach the coastal plain over long and gradual descents, and are navigable for considerable distances.
In 1793 he became commissary to the army, protecting the coasts of Brittany from projected descents of the British, or of French royalists.Advertisement
Travel across the bad lands is very fatiguing because of the many small ascents and descents; and it is from this that their name, mauvaises terres pour traverser, was given by the early French voyageurs.
A few seconds after each of these headlong descents a mysterious sound strikes his ear - compared by some to drumming, and by others to the bleating of a sheep or goat,' which sound evidently comes from the bird as it shoots downwards, and then only.
The only remarkable feature in the island is a stalactite cavern on the south coast, which is reached by a narrow passage broken by two steep and dangerous descents which are accomplished by the aid of rope-ladders.
But despite the artificial character of the Trimurti, it has retained to this day at least its theoretical validity in orthodox Hinduism, whilst it has also undoubtedly exercised considerable influence in shaping sectarian belief, in promoting feelings of toleration towards the claims of rival deities; and in a tendency towards identifying divine figures newly sprung into popular favour with one or other of the principal deities, and thus helping to bring into vogue that notion of avatars, or periodical descents or incarnations of the deity, which has become so prominent a feature of the later sectarian belief.
The theory of Avataras which makes the deity - also variously called Narayana, Purushottama, or Vasudeva - periodically assume some material form in order to rescue the world from some great calamity, is fully developed; the ten universally recognized" descents "being enumerated in the larger poem.Advertisement
It is not, however, so much the original figure of the god himself that enlists the sympathies of his adherents as the additional elements it has received through the theory of periodical" descents "(avatara) or incarnations applied to this deity.
At the same time as the invasion of Italy they had made fresh descents into the Danube valley and the upper Balkan, and perhaps may have pushed into southern Russia, but at this time they never made their way into Greece, though the Athenian ladies copied the style of hair and dress of the Cimbrian women.
The poet Chaucer may serve as a humbler example of the rise of the burgher class the son of a vintner, he became the father of a knight, and the ancestor, through female descents, of many baronial families.
From this date onward Franco-Spanish fleets were perpetually to be met not only in the Bay of Biscay but in the Channel; they made the voyage to Bordeaux unsafe, and often executed descents on the shores of Kent, Sussex, Devon and Cornwall.
This idea, once current, would naturally stimulate and diffuse the belief that such descents were possible, and that the animals are closely akin to men.Advertisement
For two centuries and a half the Avars, a remnantof the Huns entrenched in the Hungarian Mesopotamia, had made descents alternately upon the Germans and upon the Greeks of the Eastern empire.
But there was as much jollity as ever in Daphne's descents upon Oxford.
The trek is not technically difficult but the ascents and descents can be long and feel relentless, especially in hot weather.
Composed of about 95% singletrack our rides vary from fast technical switchbacks through rock gardens to high alpine 5-hour long descents.
These include ice-skating, dogsled rides, snowshoe walking and torch-lit descents.Advertisement
And accordingly the "descents" or incarnations of the deity have for their object, not so much the spiritual regeneration of man as the deliverance of the world from some material calamity threatening to overwhelm it.
Do not expect this to be a uniformly reassuring journey; it may be more of a roller-coaster ride with some rather bleak descents.
Past a couple of descents, the rift chamber ends in a bedding area, on two levels.
Torchlight descents, tobogganing, bowling, quiz evenings, themed nights.
Kim Kardashian is of Irish and Armenian descents.Advertisement
She's a program manager for the charity First Descents, a charitable organization that focuses on young adult cancer patients.
This gives the rides more flexibility and variety in design, since they are no longer limited by their maximum height and necessary continual descents.
It can rupture if pressure in the ear is not equalized during airplane ascents and descents.
It lets people search for partners of white, Latino, Native American and Asian descents specifically as well.
It provides an excellent grip for any terrain, including provisions against slipping and sliding during difficult descents.