The Wesleyan study looks at the number and frequency, but not the depth to which political attacks have sunk.
Now, with the release of further legal documents, it looks as though the safe has also been sunk in the River Thames.
The Italian fleet was caught unawares by British warships, who sunk three cruisers and two destroyers.
Keller is a contractor whose construction business has sunk below water since the subprime mortgage crisis of 2008.
Iron-heavy minerals are believed to have sunk through the magma before floating to the surface in a new form of mountain.
At the wide water some distance above Jacksonville, lay two large side-wheel steamers, sunk by torpedoes.
You are the reflection of Heaven in a pond, and he that leaps at you is sunk.
She had sunk down again on her bench; she felt her legs turning to cotton-wool.
Platt had sunk very rapidly, and this day had made a great change.
His eyes,—two burning pits of fierce fire,—were sunk deep into his yellow, parchment-coloured face.
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+)