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descent (the foll. are rare S. uses)
1. that to which one descends, lowest part Lr. V. iii. 139 “To the and dust below thy foot.”
2. transmission by inheritance R2 II. iii. 136 “my inheritance of free ” ; step in descent All'sW. III. vii. 24 “From son to son, some four or five descents.”
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    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 5.3
    • William Shakespeare, Richard II, 2.3
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