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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. Chinese American:

    I think in general, people became more vigilant, you know, don't walk by yourself or go out late ... It's the reality sinking in that this is real, we all have to be cautious, we escort each other home or give each other a ride.

  2. Joe Kennedy:

    A government that struggles to keep itself open. Russia knee-deep in our democracy. An all-out war on environmental protection. A Justice Department rolling back civil rights by the day. Hatred and supremacy proudly marching in our streets. Bullets tearing through our classrooms, concerts, and congregations. Targeting our safest, sacred places, and that nagging, sinking feeling, no matter your political beliefs: This is not right. This is not who we are.

  3. Dave Roberts:

    It's sinking in, i think as we go forward, really that appreciation of our history and how that came to be is so important.

  4. Simon Black:

    It's also the economic reality sinking in.

  5. Journalist Senan Molony:

    This isn’t a simple story of colliding with an iceberg and sinking, it’s a perfect storm of extraordinary factors coming together: fire, ice and criminal negligence.

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    • A. tight
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