What is sinking?

  • (noun): A slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength).
    Example: "After several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market"; "he could not control the sinking of his legs"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on sinking:

Sinking - See Also
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SS Montebello - Sinking
... The torpedo responsible for the sinking struck forward in the pump room and dry storage cargo hold ...
SS Irma (1905) - Second World War - Last Voyage - Sinking
... Only 25 people survived the sinking of Irma and for days afterwards dead bodies washed ashore on the Norwegian coast as far north as Namsos ... The fishing boat Sveggøy also rescued 12 survivors from a raft after the sinking ... Irma's sinking constituted the last major loss for the Hurtigruten service during the Second World War, with numerous coastal passenger ships having up to that point been lost to ...
Sinking Ships - Discography
2006) Ten (Revelation Records, 2007) Safe (Sinking Ships Records, 2007) Split (Alliance Trax, 2008) Sinking Ships (Sinking Ships Records, 2008) ...
SM U-117 - Service History - Sinking
... The bombs were dropped in two salvos, one of three bombs and one of nine bombs ... Both salvos straddled and fell close to the target, all within 150 feet (46 m) of it, all bombs functioned as designed ...

More definitions of "sinking":

  • (noun): A descent as through liquid (especially through water).
    Example: "They still talk about the sinking of the Titanic"
  • (noun): A feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension.
    Example: "With a sinking heart"; "a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach"
    Synonyms: sinking feeling

Famous quotes containing the word sinking:

    I consider that that “that” that worries us so much should be forgotten. Rats desert a sinking ship. Thats infest a sinking magazine.
    James Thurber (1894–1961)

    Eternal Venice sinking by degrees
    Into the very water that she lights;
    Edgar Bowers (b. 1924)

    And this gray spirit yearning in desire
    To follow knowledge like a sinking star,
    Beyond the utmost bound of human thought.
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)