The darkness I was sinking in to was the darkness of the grave.
Is that really all that the flourishing American elite owes to the sinking American mainstream?
sinking Gingrich still won't quit His mission only: torment Mitt He claims the urge to reassess Is purely in the heads of press.
Priebus derided the rollout of her new book, Hard Choices, and claimed her poll numbers are sinking.
The most plausible explanation of the sinking of the naval ship Cheonan fits this pattern.
Nolan asked, trying to ignore the sinking feeling in his stomach.
Her sinking, therefore, deprived John Castellan's craft of their base.
"Yes," she gasped, sinking into a chair and staring straight into the fire.
He sprang upon him, sinking his teeth in Sinfiotli's throat.
The lads quick as lightning caught up blankets, enveloped themselves, and rushed from the sinking room.
Old English sincan (intransitive) "become submerged, go under, subside" (past tense sanc, past participle suncen), from Proto-Germanic *senkwanan (cf. Old Saxon sinkan, Old Norse sökkva, Middle Dutch sinken, Dutch zinken, Old High German sinkan, German sinken, Gothic sigqan), from PIE root *sengw- "to sink."
The transitive use (mid-13c.) supplanted Middle English sench (cf. drink/drench) which died out 14c. Related: Sank; sunk; sinking. Sinking fund is from 1724. Adjective phrase sink or swim is from 1660s. To sink without a trace is World War I military jargon, translating German spurlos versenkt.
early 15c., "cesspool, pit for reception of wastewater or sewage," from sink (v.). Figurative sense of "place where corruption and vice abound" is from 1520s. Meaning "drain for carrying water to a sink" is from late 15c. Sense of "shallow basin (especially in a kitchen) with a drainpipe for carrying off dirty water" first recorded 1560s. In science and technical use, "place where heat or other energy is removed from a system" (opposite of source), from 1855.
To destroy; ruin; torpedo: I'm afraid we're sunk this time (1613+)