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  • v. To reach by moving down or reducing.
  • v. To depend upon, basically, ultimately or in essence.


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  • Several photos of Truganini have come down to us, grainy portraits from which she seems to radiate anger and lonely strength.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • The rumor mill has gone so far as to predict that tonight there will be a five-four split on the panel, and that it will come down to the vote of the French judge.


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

    How to Rig an Election

  • 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

  • Could I come down to Washington and meet Squier, Berl Bernhard, the campaign manager, and Senator Muskie?

    No Excuses

  • —But I came to say that my wife wants you to come down to our place next Sunday.

    The House of Mirth

  • They encountered the baggage train disappointingly soon; it had not yet crossed the mountain pass to come down to Lake Matiane, so it had nearly four hundred miles to go.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • 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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