What is descent?

  • (noun): Properties attributable to your ancestry.
    Synonyms: origin, extraction
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on descent:

Dani Kiki
... Кики, Arabic داني ايمن 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 ...
Made Man - Overview
... male of full Southern Italian (preferably Sicilian) descent ... Today, it is believed that this requirement has been loosened so that males of half Italian descent through their father's line can also be inducted ... Some examples of made members who are not of full Italian descent include John A ...
Descent - As A Proper Name
... 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 ...
Descent Of The Ganges (Mahabalipuram)
... 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 ... 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 ...
The Lost Tracks Of Danzig - Exclusions - Pre-Danzig Recordings
... "Twist of Cain", "Am I Demon", "Soul on Fire", "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 ...

More definitions of "descent":

  • (noun): The act of changing your location in a downward direction.
  • (noun): A movement downward.

Famous quotes containing the word descent:

    “There is Hawthorne, with genius so shrinking and rare
    That you hardly at first see the strength that is there;
    A frame so robust, with a nature so sweet,
    So earnest, so graceful, so lithe and so fleet,
    Is worth a descent from Olympus to meet;
    James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)

    And every stone shall cry,
    In praises of the child
    By whose descent among us
    The worlds are reconciled.
    Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)

    My life has been one long descent into respectability.
    Mandy Rice-Davies (b. 1944)