a feeling in the stomach caused by hunger or uneasiness
(as modifier): a sinking feeling
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How to use sinking in a sentence
Meanwhile, Russia is sinking ever deeper into its economic morass.After His Disastrous Annual Press Conference, Putin Needs A Hug | Anna Nemtsova | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As Democrats mutter privately that their Senate majority is sinking beneath the waves, their leadership has sent out an SOS.
The U.S. and Russia are sinking billions into nuclear-capable bombers, missiles, and submarines.
While migrant ship tragedies at sea happen all too often, the latest sinking appears to have been no accident.Hundreds of Migrants are Reported Drowned by Traffickers Near Malta | Barbie Latza Nadeau | September 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And you go on this boat because of all the hype and the commotion around it, and the boat is sinking.
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.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott