[ US /dɪˈsɛndənt/ ]
[ UK /dɪsˈɛndənt/ ]
  1. going or coming down
  2. proceeding by descent from an ancestor
    descendent gene
  1. a person considered as descended from some ancestor
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How To Use descendent In A Sentence

  • The modern-day Sikkimese are descendents of the Mi-nyag people who intermarried with the local Lepcha population. A Brief History of Tsurpu Monastery
  • The modern sherry is a descendent of Falstaff's sack, though shortly after his day it began to be made by the more complicated modern process which includes adding brandy.
  • Descendents of the redoubtable frontierswomen who could shoot the testicles off a stampeding buffalo, reshingle the roof, chop wood, milk the cows and still have time to have a hearty meal on the table for her carrousing gun-totin 'husband when he got home. On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...
  • He is a descendent of Queen Victoria.
  • We showed how the terms used to name marriage have varied in descendent Ruvu communities, yet each of them has origins in antecedent Bantu root words that meant "to marry," "to take/receive," and "to choose. Societies, Religion, and History: Central East Tanzanians and the World They Created, c. 200 BCE to 1800 CE
  • A descendent of a famous eunuch of the Ching Dynasty is suing a Taipei hospital for medical malpractice.
  • _Unchanged: _ chaunted [chanted] cotemporary/ies [contemporary/ies] descendent [descendant] devest [divest] monkies [monkeys] mystries [mysteries] pedler [pedlar] surprize [surprise] wo [woe] wonderous [wondrous] then "hear him, hear him," loudly rings, [final comma is unclear] assuage their wrath or heal the wound, [comma is unclear] _Corrected: _ The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor Vol I, No. 2, February 1810
  • Et illa planicies, tota irrigabatur ad libitum aquis descendentibus de montibus, quæ omnes recipiuntur in illud mare. The iournal of frier William de Rubruquis a French man of the order of the minorite friers, vnto the East parts of the worlde. An. Dom. 1253.
  • Helix perinflata, Pfr.T. umbilicata, globosa, solida, striis incrementi rugosis et lineis impressis antrorsum descendentibus decussata, isabellino-albida; spira convexo-conoidea, apice obtusa; anfr. The Journals of John McDouall Stuart
  • If we posit descent along uncrossed lines, it forms a nested hierarchy based on clades, that is, each ancestor grouped with all of its descendents. About 'What Darwin Got Wrong'
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