Some articles on descent:
... Descent of the Ganges at Mahabalipuram, in the Tamil Nadu state of India, is one of a group of monuments that were designated as a World Heritage Site since 1984 ... The legend depicted in the relief is the story of the descent of the sacred river Ganges to earth from the heavens led by Bhagiratha ... The descent of the Ganges and Arjuna's Penance are portrayed in stone at the Pallava heritage site ...
... "Possession", "When Death Had No Name" and "Descent" Rehearsal demos exist for these tracks and circulate on bootlegs ... A finished version of "Descent" was later released on the Samhain album Final Descent ...
... كيكي) is a Bulgarian footballer of Arab descent, currently playing as a midfielder ... His mother is of Bulgarian descent, but his father is of Syrian descent ...
... In film The Descent, a 2005 horror film The Descent Part 2, the 2009 sequel to the 2005 film Descent (2005 film), a television film on the Sci-Fi Channel Descent (2007 film), a thriller ...
... Southern Italian (preferably Sicilian) descent ... been loosened so that males of half Italian descent through their father's line can also be inducted ... examples of made members who are not of full Italian descent include John A ...
More definitions of "descent":
- (noun): The descendants of one individual.
Synonyms: lineage, line, line of descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock
- (noun): The act of changing your location in a downward direction.
- (noun): The kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors.
Synonyms: line of descent, lineage, filiation
Famous quotes containing the word descent:
“Genealogy. An account of ones descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own.”
—Ambrose Bierce (18421914)
“When power becomes gracious and descends into the visiblesuch descent I call beauty.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
“In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth.”
—C. Wright Mills (19161962)