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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SANK

Aspasia sank on the couch, and bowed her head upon her hands.

All started at speed to meet her, but presently Mrs. Raymount sank on the grass.

Gilder made a gesture of irritation, as he sank into the chair at his desk.

Measured by this new glance, so clear, so appraising, he sank back into his chair.

He sank down in the soft snow at Younger Brother's shoulder.

Day by day the spirits of the Syracusans sank lower and lower.

“Everything,” exclaimed the voice of Mr Verloc, and then sank very low.

"Let me see your wound," I said, when he had finished and sank back, exhausted.

"Seat yourself at my feet," she said, as she sank on to the bench.

They lifted him over, and he sank fainting in his daughter's arms.

WORD ORIGIN

past tense of sink (q.v.).

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