/ (ˈsɪŋkɪŋ) /

    • a feeling in the stomach caused by hunger or uneasiness

    • (as modifier): a sinking feeling

Words Nearby sinking

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How to use sinking in a sentence

  • It has come to this—that I open my newspaper every morning with a sinking heart, and usually I find little to console me.

    The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
  • Ney and Marmont did not accompany the other Commissioners with their sorrowful terms; like rats they left the sinking ship.

    Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
  • The air, motionless again, extraordinarily heated, hung in a dull and yet transparent curtain between them and the sinking sun.

    The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
  • There was no pain—apparently no disease; simply a sudden sinking of the vital powers.

    The Garret and the Garden | R.M. Ballantyne
  • The poor mother, in silence and sorrow, was sinking to the tomb far more rapidly than Jane imagined.