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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sinkingnoun

    a descent as through liquid (especially through water)

    "they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic"

  2. sinkingnoun

    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"

  3. sinking, sinking feelingnoun

    a feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension

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

Wiktionary

  1. sinkingnoun

    The act or process of sinking.

    I witnessed the sinking of my ship from the shore.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sinking

    of Sink

  2. Sinking

    a. & n. from Sink

Freebase

  1. Sinking

    Sinking, also known as doming, dishing or dapping, is a metalworking technique whereby flat sheet metal is formed into a non-flat object by hammering it into a concave indentation. While sinking is a relatively fast method, it results in stretching and therefore thinning the metal, risking failure of the metal if it is 'sunk' too far. Sinking is used in the manufacture of many items, from jewellery to plate armour.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sinking in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sinking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of sinking in a Sentence

  1. Grant Rumley:

    Abbas understands that if he isn't swimming, he's sinking, the question is whether the ICC works better as a threat against Israel, and whether they have a plan once they're members. I think 'yes' to the former, and 'probably not' to the latter.

  2. Charles Hanson:

    This cigarette case in its own right is a wonderful object but its provenance sends its importance soaring to titanic heights, the sinking of the Titanic has fascinated the world for more than 100 years and such was the Duff-Gordons’ impact on events their roles are played in 1997 movie ‘Titanic’.

  3. Joseph Brodsky:

    If a poet has any obligation toward society, it is to write well. Being in the minority, he has no other choice. Failing this duty, he sinks into oblivion. Society, on the other hand, has no obligation toward the poet. A majority by definition, society thinks of itself as having other options than reading verses, no matter how well written. Its failure to do so results in its sinking to that level of locution at which society falls easy prey to a demagogue or a tyrant. This is society's own equivalent of oblivion.

  4. Josh Friedberg:

    I think the weight of what we've accomplished is finally sinking in, it was an overwhelming and exhilarating day to be here, to have the chance to work on something since you were 13 years old, and to finally have the chance to share that with the world.

  5. Matt Bennett:

    The guy who comes in second doesn't get concessions, the problem with Bernie is that his ideas are so huge, they are sinking his campaign. Biden can't take those on.

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