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sinking spell

a temporary decline, as in health or market values:
Wall Street is over its sinking spell. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He had some sort of sinking spell—he's better now—isn't it awful!

    Humorous Ghost Stories Dorothy Scarborough
  • A sinking spell had seized the sick man and the monk hastened to call in the attendant mediciners.

    The Hill of Venus Nathan Gallizier
  • She had been trying to do a little work in the field in the afternoon, when a sinking spell had come on.

    Elsket Thomas Nelson Page
  • But Fly's sinking spell was only momentary and he soon recovered his composure.

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