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  • v. To descend, fall.
  • v. To decrease.
  • v. To reach a decision.
  • v. To be passed through time.
  • v. To return from an elevated state of consciousness or emotion.


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  • By autumn they would have come down with their herds from the mountains to graze lower pastures, so they could have learned the news from Forum Annii.

    The Spartacus War

  • Sadly, those most in need of protection—people susceptible to demyelination and paralysis should they come down with an acute infection—are also those most likely to be at risk of severe adverse effects from the very vaccines meant to help them.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • I never dreamed that in less than three years the wall would come down and a six-thousand-pound section of it would be sent to me for my presidential library.

    An American Life

  • It was going to come down to a third-ballot runoff between Pat and Finley.

    How to Rig an Election

  • It was Saturday morningthe last Saturday before Christmasso right about then my father probably was making pancakes and bacon, shouting at my brother to come down and eat, while my mother was wrapping last-minute gifts on the dusty ping-pong table in the basement.

    Paradise Lost

  • But very little if any fresh air came prisonward, and men continued to come down with fever.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Unlike Julius Caesar, whose firsthand accounts of the war in Gaul and struggle for Rome survive, Alexander wrote nothing himself that has come down to us aside from a few decrees recorded in inscriptions and fragments from a handful of possibly genuine letters quoted by later authors.

    Alexander the Great

  • Although St. Remigius's influence over people and prelates was extraordinary, yet upon one occasion, the history of which has come down to us, his course of action was attacked.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The world championship of 1981 had come down to Stuey and Perry Green, with Green holding a slight advantage, $420,000 to $330,000.

    One of a Kind

  • The testimony of reliable witnesses and the numerous ex-votos that have come down to us from antiquity leave no doubt as to the reality of many of these cures.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss


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