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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sinking(noun)

    a descent as through liquid (especially through water)

    "they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic"

    Synonyms:
    sinking feeling

  2. sinking(noun)

    a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength)

    "after several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market"; "he could not control the sinking of his legs"

    Synonyms:
    sinking feeling

  3. sinking, sinking feeling(noun)

    a feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension

    "with a sinking heart"; "a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach"

    Synonyms:
    sinking feeling

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sinking(n)

    Synonyms:
    subsidence, fall, decrease, decline

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. sinking

    Synonyms:
    See Maritime disaster

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How to use sinking in a sentence?

  1. Boris Nemtsov:

    Due to the policy of Vladimir Putin, a country with unparalleled potential is sinking, an economy which accumulated untold currency reserves is collapsing, this government wades into a costly, fratricidal war in Ukraine and into pointless confrontation with the West. We all feel the effects of this insane policy.

  2. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson:

    It little profits that an idle king,By this still hearth, among these barren crags,Matchd with an aged wife, I mete and doleUnequal laws unto a savage race,That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me. I cannot rest from travel; I will drinkLife to the lees. All times I have enjoydGreatly, have sufferd greatly, both with thoseThat loved me, and alone; on shore, and whenThro scudding drifts the rainy HyadesVext the dim sea. I am become a name;For always roaming with a hungry heartMuch have I seen and known,cities of menAnd manners, climates, councils, governments,Myself not least, but honord of them all,And drunk delight of battle with my peers,Far on the ringing plains of windy Troy. I am a part of all that I have met;Yet all experience is an arch wherethroGleams that untravelld world whose margin fadesFor ever and for ever when I move. How dull it is to pause, to make an end,To rust unburnishd, not to shine in use!As tho to breathe were life! Life piled on lifeWere all too little, and of one to meLittle remains; but every hour is savedFrom that eternal silence, something more,A bringer of new things; and vile it wereFor some three suns to store and hoard myself,And this gray spirit yearning in desireTo follow knowledge like a sinking star,Beyond the utmost bound of human thought. It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,And see the great Achilles, whom we knew. Tho much is taken, much abides; and thoWe are not now that strength which in old daysMoved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,One equal temper of heroic hearts,Made weak by time and fate, but strong in willTo strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

  3. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter:

    We have not and will not agree to cooperate with Russia so long as they continue to pursue this misguided strategy, it remains our hope that Russia will see that tethering itself to a sinking ship is a losing strategy because Russia has the opportunity to change course and do the right thing. I don't know if they will.

  4. Kameshwar Kumar:

    We admitted him wherever we found a bed. It was a nursing home but wasn’t functioning like one. Patients were getting their own oxygen, the hospital was rationing its oxygen supply to patients and my brother was sinking so we were forced to rush him to another hospital but he didn’t make it.

  5. Simon Black:

    It's also the economic reality sinking in.

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