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verb as in fall, decrease

verb as in be humble or humbled


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Example Sentences

It leaves the impression that the airplane hit the water and sank whole.

When things reached the ludicrous crescendo of the finale—when neither story made sense—my heart sank.

They said that the rest eventually sank beneath the surface—some after bobbing in the water clinging to debris for several hours.

Earlier translations of a handful of the books, known as the SAS series in France, sank without a trace in the United States.

In the years following World War II, Estonia sank into the shadows of the U.S.S.R., struggling with a failing tourism industry.

She suddenly sank back upon the pillow and gave up to bitter anguish, when she recalled what had followed.

The smile was still on his lips when his head drooped on a piece of ice, and he sank into a deep slumber.

First the chimneys sank down through the roof, as if they were being lowered into the cellar.

Garnache took the proffered chair, and sank down with creak and jingle to warm himself at the fire.

Feeling sixteen and very foolish, she sank to the edge of a chair and muttered something about the charm of the room.

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On this page you'll find 160 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sank, such as: dig, capsize, ram, sag, plummet, and disappear.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.