Quotations that match 'descent'.

After the departure of the land parties, I embarked with six men on thursday, the 21st april, on board my newly made boat and began the descent of the river. William Henry Ashley
[ After April Began Board Boat Departure Descent Embarked Land Made Men Newly Parties River Six Thursday]
I'm of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese descent, and was raised on Hawaii. Tia Carrere
[ Chinese Descent Filipino Hawaii Raised Spanish]
Crossing the Penobscot, one found a visible descent in the scale of humanity. Francis Parkman
[ Crossing Descent Found Humanity Scale Visible]
No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher. William Osler
[ Blown Bubble Floats Longer Successful Teacher Than]
Genealogy, n. An account of one's descent from a man who did not particularly care to trace his own. Ambrose Bierce
[ Account Care Descent Did Genealogy His Man Own Particularly Trace]
The child now shewed her a narrow and rugged descent, made by cutting the red clay and stones, of which the cliffs are here composed, into a sort of rude steps. Charlotte Smith
[ Child Clay Cliffs Composed Cutting Descent Her Here Into Made Narrow Now Red Rude Rugged Sort Steps Stones Which]
Though born in Nova Scotia, I am of almost pure New England descent. Simon Newcomb
[ Almost Am Born Descent England New Nova Pure Scotia Though]
We as Americans of Latin descent are just as American as anyone else of any other descent. Esai Morales
[ American Americans Any Anyone Descent Else Just Latin Other]
Those who boast of their descent, brag on what they owe to others. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
[ Boast Brag Descent Others Owe Their Those]
After 1980, you never heard reference to space again. Surface, the most convincing evidence of the descent into materialism, became the focus of design. Space disappeared. Arthur Erickson
[ After Again Became Convincing Descent Design Disappeared Evidence Focus Heard Into Materialism Most Never Reference Space Surface]
No country in Europe has a larger proportion of men and women of immigrant descent, mainly from the African continent and mainly Muslim: an estimated six to seven million of them, or more than 10% of the population. Timothy Garton Ash
[ African Continent Country Descent Estimated Europe Immigrant Larger Mainly Men Million More Muslim Population Proportion Seven Six Than Them Women]
In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth. C. Wright Mills
[ Celebrity Descent Even Great Hierarchy Publicity Replaced Wealth World]
The descent to Hades is the same from every place. Anaxagoras
[ Descent Every Place Same]
The descent to the infernal regions is easy enough, but to retrace one's steps, and reach the air above, there's the rub. Virgil
[ Above Air Descent Easy Enough Infernal Reach Regions Retrace Rub Steps]
Deconstructing the concept of race not only conflicts with people's tendency to classify and build family histories according to common descent but also ignores the work of biologists studying non-human species. J. Philippe Rushton
[ According Also Biologists Build Classify Common Concept Conflicts Descent Family Histories Ignores Only Race Species Studying Tendency Work]
My life has been one long descent into respectability. Mandy Rice-Davies
[ Been Descent Into Life Long Respectability]
My parents were both from extremely different backgrounds. My father's Italian, my mother was of Swedish descent. They're both first-generation Americans. Susan Lucci
[ Americans Backgrounds Both Descent Different Extremely Father Italian Mother Parents Swedish Were]