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 Meanings and Examples of SINK
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
sink
 v.  fall by, force of gravity; descend lower; decline gradually; enter deeply
Classic Sentence: (183 in 13 pages)
1  She let her lids sink slowly, in the way he loved.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In V
2  And ever so often one Indian would go back to her and sink his tommyhawk into her skull again.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
3  She wanted to run to the bed, sink down beside it and clasp him to her but her knees trembled so that she could not enter the room.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
4  Even as Ashley's voice then had turned her cold with dread of things she could not understand, so now Rhett's voice made her heart sink.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXIII
5  Meanwhile he cast agonized glances in the direction of Miss Bart, whose only response was to sink into an attitude of more graceful abstraction.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
6  She took this in what seemed the only possible way, with a laugh intended to sink the question itself in his humorous treatment of it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
7  She made the statement clearly, deliberately, with pauses between the sentences, so that each should have time to sink deeply into her hearer's mind.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
8  The baby, feeling herself detached from her habitual anchorage, made an instinctive motion of resistance; but the soothing influences of digestion prevailed, and Lily felt the soft weight sink trustfully against her breast.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
9  And there ain't any water except that ole iron sink outside in the hall, but still, as I say to Champ, beggars can't be choosers.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
10  His coat off, his sleeves rolled up, he was scrubbing his hands in a tin basin in the sink, using the bar of yellow kitchen soap.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
11  She was the more absurd to herself in that, after the rite of dining alone, she could go out to the kitchen, lean against the sink, and talk to them.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
12  The lines are broken and uncertain of direction; often instead of rising they sink in wavering scrawls; and the colors are watery blue and pink and the dim gray of rubbed pencil marks.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
13  Look your last, now, on these venerable hooded heads, while they yet lie together; for one will soon sink, unrecorded, in the sea; the other will not be very long in following.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 75. The Right Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
14  But a sudden stop was put to further discoveries, by the ship's being unprecedentedly dragged over sideways to the sea, owing to the body's immensely increasing tendency to sink.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
15  Two girls were washing dishes at the sink, laughing and chattering, and a little one, in a short pinafore, sat on a stool playing with a rag baby.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: I
Example Sentence: (38 in 3 pages)
1  Don't allow yourself to sink into grief; it can do no good.
2  Anything anybody said to him to try and buck him up wouldn't sink in.
3  In a naval battle your aim is to sink the enemy's ship.
4  The pen belongs under the sink.
5  The waste unit is designed to fit under the sink.
6  We must sink a borehole so that people will have water.
7  Wood does not sink in water.
8  Who swims in sin shall sink in sorrow.
9  Wind power presents too many advantages to be allowed to sink into oblivion.
10  The cultural life of the country will sink into atrophy unless more writers and artists emerge.
11  She poured the dark brown liquid down the sink.
12  A little leak will sink a great ship.
13  Love makes man grow up or sink down.
14  She filled the sink with hot water.
15  The sink was piled high with greasy dishes.