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#1. Leaving this Parthian shaft to rankle in Anne's stormy bosom, Marilla descended to the kitchen, grievously troubled in mind and vexed in soul. - Author: L.M. Montgomery
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#2. He then learns that in going down into the secrets of his own mind, he has descended into the secrets of all minds. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#3. Umlaut snaps around and we cut to a blond apparition in her early twenties, clearly descended from Olympus by way of Hugh Hefner's mansion. - Author: Woody Allen
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#4. Even the gods were impressed. They descended from Olympus and loaded Hercules down with so much swag, it got embarrassing. Hermes - Author: Rick Riordan
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#5. city." As they descended, Eliza - Author: Margaret Bradham Thornton
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#6. When people from organizations like the World Bank descended on Third World countries, they always tried to remove obstacles to development, to reduce economic anxiety and uncertainty. - Author: Malcolm Gladwell
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#7. I was only 8 years old on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong, 38-year-old commander of 'Apollo 11,' descended the cramped lunar module Eagle's ladder with hefty backpack and bulky spacesuit to become the first human on the moon. - Author: Douglas Brinkley
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#8. With him inside the elevator descended. - Author: Philip K. Dick
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#9. All of the guests on 'Faces of America' were deeply moved by what we revealed about their ancestry. We were able to trace the ancestry of Native American writer Louise Erdrich back to 438 A.D. We found that Queen Noor is descended from royalty, and that's before she married King Hussein of Jordan. - Author: Henry Louis Gates
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#10. All Britons are descended from the same set of people a mere thirty generations ago. - Author: Matt Ridley
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#11. I am the Eschaton. I am not your God.
I am descended from you, and exist in your future.
Thou shalt not violate causality within my historic light cone. Or else. - Author: Charles Stross
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#12. We were surrounded by thirty-foot-tall giants who were about to kill us. Then the sky opened up, and the gods descended."
"Grandad," the kids said, "you are full of schist."
"I'm not kidding!" he protested. - Author: Rick Riordan
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#13. The bottom half of the page had descended into a doodle of a tiny man giving the middle finger to a giant, angry eagle with razor-sharp talons. Beneath it, the caption: To Mock a Killing Bird. - Author: Seth Grahame-Smith
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#14. You have many qualities that make you as great a man as any other here at the Althing. In the first place, you are as well-born as all those who are descended from Ragnar Hairy-Breeks. - Author: Anonymous
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#15. A century ago, people laughed at the notion that we were descended from monkeys. Today, the individuals most offended by that claim are the monkeys. - Author: Jacob M. Appel
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#16. Chances are, when we meet intelligent life forms in outer space they're going to be descended from predators. - Author: Michio Kaku
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#17. In what appears to have been an unplanned quip, Wilberforce asked Huxley if he thought he was descended from an ape on his father's or mother's side. Huxley retorted that he would rather have simian relatives than claim kinship with a man who used his charisma and authority to quash free debate. - Author: Jonathan Clements
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#18. Silence descended on the house. [....] Amma must have sensed that this was the sort of silence that, left unchallenged, could consume the family from within. - Author: Vivek Shanbhag
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#19. It was as though all the most fundamentalist people of all three religions had descended upon the Old City, leaving no room for even simple things like politeness and common courtesy. There was no love in the city of God. - Author: Jared Brock
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#20. In that moment, hell may have ascended,
Or heaven may have descended only to save me and prove,
What I carry is an exaggerated memory of an imagined beautiful love.
This love is tainted with treachery; it will be my doom. - Author: Sreesha Divakaran
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#21. It is the highest of earthly honors to be descended from the great and good. They alone cry out against a noble ancestry who have none of their own. - Author: Ben Jonson
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#22. A cloud, the exact color of the boy's hat and shaped like a turnip, had descended over the sun, and another, worse looking, crouched behind the car. Mr. Shiftlet felt that the rottenness of the world was about to engulf him. - Author: Flannery O'Connor
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#23. One of those nasty hushes had descended on the place, a sort of missile crisis sort of hush. Even - Author: Douglas Adams
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#24. The point is not to read widely so that your voice will be sort of a mutt descended from them all. The point is to read widely enough to know what delights you, what you would like to imitate, and what you want to stay away from. - Author: Douglas Wilson
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#25. In 1927, my father descended the heights and took his place as the newly appointed water boy for his beloved New York football Giants. - Author: Jane Leavy
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#26. My dream went all the way back to the beginning. The rain rose into the clouds, and the animals descended the ramp. - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
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#27. The hot-o-meter started ringing like crazy as hot guys descended on me, my car and Tack from two directions.
Boy was I glad I curled my hair. - Author: Kristen Ashley
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#28. A carbon-based bipedal life form descended from an ape. - Author: Douglas Adams
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#29. Black Pearl was the most famous courtesan of all. "She's descended from the dragons, that one," the woman had told Cat. "The first Black Pearl was a pirate queen. - Author: George R R Martin
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#30. An eerie silence has descended over the house. Every few minutes, I hear a grunt and the scraping sound of a box dragging along the floor. Other than that, there's nothing. It's like the silence is the actual articulation of the emptiness we all feel. - Author: Siobhan Davis
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#31. Nevertheless, it is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man. - Author: H.L. Mencken
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#32. This is where the whole ape-descended thing reveals its worth, I thought madly. Sucks to be you, quadruped. Opposable thumbs - don't leave home without them. - Author: Ben Aaronovitch
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#33. I'm more from a double world where I wasn't part of anything or invested in anything, because I was Irish, and very Irish, but also the other part of my family, not that it had airs, or money, was descended from the first minister on Cape Ann in the 1620s. - Author: William Monahan
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#34. That disillusionment, moreover, like all other vogues, having had its beginning in the higher strata of society, had descended to the lower, where it was being worn threadbare, and that, now, those who were really and truly bored strove to conceal their misfortune as if it were a vice. - Author: Mikhail Lermontov
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#35. The stories told by ancient peoples from which we are descended have managed to put into pleasant and entertaining words what we've been repeating ever since in living rooms, courts, churches, and therapy sessions. The "life tips" that we seek have been there for us all along. - Author: Steven Gregory
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#36. Today 8 percent of the men who live within the former territory of the Mongol Empire share a Y chromosome that dates to around the time of Genghis, most likely because they descended from him and - Author: Steven Pinker
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#37. I am an offspring of the dead. I am descended from the deceased. I am the progeny of phantoms. My ancestors are the illustrious multitudes of the defunct, grand and innumerable. My lineage is longer than time. My name is written in embalming fluid in the book of death. A noble race is mine. - Author: Thomas Ligotti
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#38. All that they lacked was the gift that descended upon the chosen disciples at Pentecost, in tongues of flame; symbolizing, it would seem, not the power of speech in foreign and unknown languages, but that of addressing the whole human brotherhood in the heart's native language. - Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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#39. We must be mad, literally mad, as a nation to be permitting the annual inflow of some 50,000 dependents, who are for the most part the material of the future growth of the immigrant-descended population. It is like watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre. - Author: Enoch Powell
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#40. I do not believe, as we shall presently see, that all our dogs have descended from any one wild species; but, in the case of some other domestic races, there is presumptive, or even strong, evidence in favour of this view. - Author: Charles Darwin
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#41. As I lay dying, the woman with the dog's eyes would not close my eyes as I descended into Hades. - Author: Homer
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#42. The red hands had stopped at four-twenty-seven. He wondered what day they had stopped. As he descended the stairs with his armful of books, he wondered at just what moment the clock stopped. Had it been morning or night? Was it raining or shining? Was anyone there when it stopped? - Author: Richard Matheson
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#43. We are animals descended from five billion years of wanting, striving, and seeking. And life just doesn't cooperate. So we suffer. And so the solution to that problem is to upgrade our minds, in a distinctly 'unnatural' way, so that the mind clings less and lets go more. - Author: Jay Michaelson
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#44. I have ascended to the highest in me, and look, the Word is towering above that. I have descended to explore my lowest depths, and I found Him deeper still. - Author: Bernard Of Clairvaux
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#45. You must remember that I am descended from the Northumberland Ballingers, not the Hampshire Ballingers. The women of my side of the family do not care a great deal for Society's rules. - Author: Amanda Quick
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#46. If 2,000 Tea Party activists descended on Wall Street, you would probably have an equal number of reporters there covering them. - Author: Amy Goodman
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#47. If the clouds split open and an archangel descended onto the street in all of his heavenly glory and tried to make Rogan see reason, he would fail miserably and have to pack up his flaming sword and go back to Heaven in shame. - Author: Ilona Andrews
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#48. We, the Jews, not only have degenerated and are located at the end of the path, we spoiled the blood of all the peoples of Europe ... Jews are descended from a mixture of waste of all races. - Author: Theodor Herzl
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#49. All Americans have something lonely about them. I don't know what the reason might be, except maybe that they're all descended from immigrants. - Author: Ryu Murakami
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#50. It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors. - Author: Plutarch
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#51. My guess was that when you descended to a certain depth of depravity, the Fogs could smell you as a hound, catching a murderer's spoor, could track the criminal through forest, field, and moor. - Author: Dean Koontz
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#52. On Sunday mornings, as the dawn burned into day, swarms of gulls descended on the uncollected trash, hovering and dropping in the cold clear light. - Author: Edward Conlon
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#53. The American surge of combat forces into Baghdad that was ordered by President Bush worked. And there was a calm, a relative calm that descended on the country kind of late 2008. That pretty much held until the last American combat soldiers left at the end of 2011. - Author: Dexter Filkins
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#54. It was said that Dworkin himself had penned the Book in his saner days, and that long passages had come direct from the Unicorn. I don't know. I wasn't there. It is also said that we are descended of Dworkin and the Unicorn, which gives rise to some unusual mental images. - Author: Roger Zelazny
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#55. I shall cheerfully bear the reproach of having descended below the dignity of history if I can succeed in placing before the English of the nineteenth century a true picture of the life of their ancestors. - Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
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#56. The main conclusion here arrived at ... is that man is descended from some less highly organized form. - Author: Charles Darwin
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#57. The height of the pulleys from the ground was twelve yards, and consequently, when the weights had descended through that distance, they had to be wound up again in order to renew the motion of the paddle. - Author: James Prescott Joule
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#58. We must not, by any whimsical conceits supposed to be adapted to the altering fashions of the times, overturn the established law of the land: it descended to us as a sacred charge, and it is our duty to preserve it. - Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
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#59. Bottom half of the page had descended into a doodle of a tiny man giving the middle finger to a giant, angry eagle with razor-sharp talons. Beneath it, the caption: To Mock a Killing Bird. Sadly, this was the best idea I'd had in weeks. - Author: Seth Grahame-Smith
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#60. All Modern Men are descended from a Wormlike creature but it shows more on some people. - Author: Will Cuppy
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#61. Aren't most of you descended from pirates? - Author: Prince Philip
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#62. It is hard for the ape to believe he descended from man. - Author: H.L. Mencken
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#63. The peace and beauty of a spring day had descended upon the earth like a benediction. - Author: Kate Chopin
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#64. To what level of depravity has a society descended when it condemns a man simply because he is strong and great? - Author: Ayn Rand
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#65. In the Ummah, there was no tradition of veiling until around 627 C.E., when the so-called "verse of hijab" suddenly descended upon the community. That verse, however, was addressed not to women in general, but exclusively to Muhammad's wives: - Author: Reza Aslan
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#66. My inner control freak had taken the day off ... I had descended from the mountain of the perfect, into the valley of the possible, and was now on the happy shaded trail, dappled with sunlight, of the present. It was the most wonderful walk of my life. - Author: Elizabeth Bard
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#67. In order to weep, I had descended to the realm of the dead themselves, to their secret chambers, led by the invisible but soft hands of birds down stairways which were folded up again as I advanced. I displayed my grief in the friendly fields of death, far from men: within myself. - Author: Jean Genet
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#68. We were descended from royalty. - Author: Natalie Wood
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#69. Inej's mother had told her that gifted wire walkers were descended from the People of the Air, that they'd once had wings, and that in the right light, those wings could still be glimpsed on the humans to whom they showed favor. - Author: Leigh Bardugo
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#70. Halloween, the one night when we embrace the darkness from which all of America is descended. October is the gateway to the wonderful, mystical finale of the American year. A place where life ends and the celebration of life briefly begins. - Author: Seth Grahame-Smith
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#71. Then centrifugal gravity took over, and with something close to majesty the skeletal spacecraft descended out of the repair bay as smoothly and elegantly as a falling chandelier. - Author: Alastair Reynolds
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#72. When we leave Mass, we ought to go out the way Moses descended Mt Sinai: with his face shining, with his heart brave and strong to face the world's difficulties. - Author: Oscar Romero
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#73. Darwin may have been quite correct in his theory that man descended from the apes of the forest, but surely woman rose from the frothy sea, as resplendent as Aphrodite on her scalloped chariot. - Author: Margot Datz
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#74. Now when the two armies met, many and fierce were the combats waged between them, and blows were given and received, and swords flashed and showers of arrows descended on all sides. - Author: Ferdowsi
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#75. Blight has descended on our regulatory agencies
and a dry rot, beginning in Washington, is seeping into every corner of America
in the payola mentality, the expense account way of life, the confusion between what is legal and what is right. - Author: John F. Kennedy
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#76. Mason glowers, shaking his head. I've ascended, descended, even condescended, and the List's not ended, - but haven't yet trans-cended a blessed thing, thankee. - Author: Thomas Pynchon
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#77. Electricity exploded in me, crackling and sparking all throughout my body. And I knew that he could feel it too right before his lips descended over mine. - Author: Laura Kreitzer
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#78. The truth is very few of us are related to Napoleon or Cleopatra. Although, those are bad examples as I am actually descended from both of them. - Author: Jim Piddock
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#79. Jay's large body covered her. Oh God, the welcome weight of him. His mouth descended on hers, not asking, not seeking, but demanding she meet his need. She wrapped her arms around his neck and arched up into him as her tongue darted into his mouth, met his, and mated in a hot, heady tangle. - Author: Kate Kelly
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#80. I was born on 7 September 1917 at Sydney in Australia. My father was English-born and a graduate of Oxford; my mother, born Hilda Eipper, was descended from a German minister of religion who settled in New South Wales in 1832. I was the second of four children. - Author: John Cornforth
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#81. Everything in ... nature, is descended out that which is eternal, and stands as a..visible outbirth of it, so when we know how to separate out the grossness, death, and darkness..from it, we find..it in its eternal state. - Author: William Law
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#82. Love that comes between the naivete and awakening of youth satisfies itself with possessing, and grows with embraces. But Love which is born in the firmament's lap and has descended with the night's secrets is not contented with anything but eternity and immortality. - Author: Kahlil Gibran
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#83. So, it was to the pay phone that she descended, bearing the coin of the realm. - Author: Tom Robbins
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#84. Quiet descended, a silence so consuming that even the drafty corridors ceased whistling. Bog wasn't certain where to look, so he solved the problem by plucking out his eyes and sticking them in a drawer. - Author: A. Lee Martinez
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#85. When flowers are full of heaven-descended dews, they always hang their heads; but men hold theirs the higher the more they receive, getting proud as they get full. - Author: Henry Ward Beecher
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#86. Brenda descended the great staircase step by step through alternations of dusk and rainbow. - Author: Evelyn Waugh
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#87. What ascends up in prayer descends to us again in blessings. It is like the rain which just now fell, and which had been drawn up from the ground in vapors to the clouds before it descended from them to the earth in that refreshing shower. - Author: Hannah More
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#88. The air crackled with the presage of lightning, and a heavy mist descended around them. - Author: Stephen R. Lawhead
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#89. I didn't know then what a sperm was, and so wouldn't understand his answer for several years. "My boy," he said, "you are descended from a long line of determined, resourceful, microscopic tadpoles
champions every one. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#90. A deep spiritual bond exists between Christians, Moslems and Jews, for as Pope Pius XII said, all Christians are "spiritual Semites" because we are descended spiritually from Abraham. - Author: Fulton J. Sheen
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#91. You are not the fat girl. You are voluptuous!...You are an angle descended from the heavens, a goddess of plenty walking among the denizens of hell where stick figures reign supreme. - Author: Alesia Holliday
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#92. We thus learn that man is descended from a hairy quadruped, furnished with a tail and pointed ears, probably arboreal in its habits, and an inhabitant of the Old World. - Author: Charles Darwin
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#93. Night descended on Roarhaven like a woolly blanket of blackness with holes in it that were the stars. - Author: Derek Landy
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#94. That Christ's Baptism was not a mere form, but the fulfilling of all righteousness, proves that He descended into the water burdened with our sins. - Author: Abraham Kuyper
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#95. As I descended the stairs, the years between us seemed accumulated everywhere, filling the house, and it seemed strange to me, how love and habit blurred so thoroughly to make a life. - Author: Sue Monk Kidd
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#96. You know you've completely descended into madness when the matter of shampoo has ascended to philosophical heights. - Author: Elizabeth Wurtzel
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#97. This precept descended from Heaven: know thyself. - Author: Juvenal
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#98. The whole question of evolution seems less momentous than it did, because, unlike the Victorians, we do not feel that to be descended from animals is degrading to human dignity. - Author: George Orwell
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#99. I have always looked upon the life of our Savior who descended beneath all things that He might rise above all things as an example for His followers. - Author: Wilford Woodruff
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#100. Where the first Adam sought to break free of his created rank and ascend to the throne of God, the last Adam - who is God in his very nature - left his throne and descended to our misery. - Author: Michael S. Horton
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