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    Sank \Sank\ (s[a^][ng]k),
    imp. of {Sink}.

    Sink \Sink\ (s[i^][ng]k), v. i. [imp. {Sunk} (s[u^][ng]k), or
    ({Sank} (s[a^][ng]k)); p. p. {Sunk} (obs. {Sunken}, -- now
    used as adj.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sinking}.] [OE. sinken, AS.
    sincan; akin to D. zinken, OS. sincan, G. sinken, Icel.
    s["o]kkva, Dan. synke, Sw. sjunka, Goth. siggan, and probably
    to E. silt. Cf. {Silt}.]
    1. To fall by, or as by, the force of gravity; to descend
    lower and lower; to decline gradually; to subside; as, a
    stone sinks in water; waves rise and sink; the sun sinks
    in the west.

    I sink in deep mire. --Ps. lxix. 2.

    2. To enter deeply; to fall or retire beneath or below the
    surface; to penetrate.

    The stone sunk into his forehead. --1 San. xvii.

    3. Hence, to enter so as to make an abiding impression; to
    enter completely.

    Let these sayings sink down into your ears. --Luke
    ix. 44.

    4. To be overwhelmed or depressed; to fall slowly, as so the
    ground, from weakness or from an overburden; to fail in
    strength; to decline; to decay; to decrease.

    I think our country sinks beneath the yoke. --Shak.

    He sunk down in his chariot. --2 Kings ix.

    Let not the fire sink or slacken. --Mortimer.

    5. To decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become
    diminished in volume or in apparent height.

    The Alps and Pyreneans sink before him. --Addison.

    Syn: To fall; subside; drop; droop; lower; decline; decay;
    decrease; lessen.

    1. But last year, Spanish sparkling wine sales in the U.S. sank 10%, to around 17 million bottles, according to agency data.
    2. However, Keebler's margin has not exceeded 7 per cent in the past decade and sank to 2.4 per cent in the first half of last year.
    3. The Titanic sank swiftly and 1,500 people perished.
    4. The USS Samuel B. Roberts, a guided-missile frigate that nearly sank last year after striking a mine in the Persian Gulf, was returned to the Navy in a ceremony Monday.
    5. The dollar sank, hampered by weak fundamentals, a general move to marks and sterling, and a U.S. durable-goods report that fell short of market expectations.
    6. His Gallup Poll approval rating sank to 23% at one point, a record until Jimmy Carter managed a 21%.
    7. Two-thirds of the platform sank, trapping many victims.
    8. The blast partially sank the 235,000-ton Barcelona, one of five ships damaged in a devastating, long-distance raid on the terminal by Iraqi warplanes at the weekend.
    9. As the fragile boat sank, the survivors put the helmsman's body on a makeshift raft and floated downstream to safety, past enemy positions.
    10. During the day, the U.S. Navy sank or damaged six Iranian naval craft.
    11. The order came nine days after Sulpicio's Dona Marilyn ferry sank during a typhoon with about 500 people aboard.
    12. The bitter legal battle was spawned by the discovery of gold in 1989 in the wreck of the S.S. Central America, a luxury steamship that sank in 8,000 feet of water, 160 miles off the coast of South Carolina.
    13. Two vessels sank during the storm and one ran aground.
    14. Even worse, as investors shunned its commercial paper in Stockholm markets Nyckeln sank into a liquidity squeeze. Problems swiftly spread to other finance companies, which like Nyckeln had been big dispensers of real estate credits.
    15. Spring admissions applications sank 11% and only ardent courting of wavering applicants headed off a student shortage this fall.
    16. The price of the August futures contract for pork bellies, which are used to make bacon, sank its daily permissible limit of two cents a pound to settle at 46.42 cents a pound.
    17. The hotel division's operating profit sank 27%, and occupancy rates dropped to 68% from 73% a year earlier.
    18. Civil War buffs may soon have clearer pictures of the Union ship Monitor, which sank in a gale off the North Carolina coast 128 years ago after its celebrated battle with the Confederate ship Merrimack.
    19. Net income sank to $1.7 million, or 13 cents a share, from $3.4 million, or 26 cents a share, a year earlier.
    20. Prices of long-term government bonds sank on new inflation fears.
    21. Eastman Kodak sank 1 1/2 to 40 3/4 on more than 2.5 million shares.
    22. The wooden barge sank once before.
    23. The two-engine, five-ton boat sank with Casaraghi aboard, witnesses said.
    24. The Commodity Research Bureau's index of 21 commodities sank 2.86, to 227.18, a three-month low.
    25. In a poll released Sunday, Takeshita's popularity sank to 3.9 percent, an all-time low.
    26. About 1,000 men were lost on both sides in the war, most of them when the British sank the Argentine cruise General Belgrano. Argentina has not yet declared a formal end to hostilities and diplomatic relations have not been restored.
    27. The index first quickly gained more than 230 points, then sank 197.73 points at the morning session's end before rebounding in the afternoon.
    28. The boat sank about 40 miles west of Guaymas.
    29. The Israeli navy on Saturday sank a rubber dinghy off south Lebanon, killing five guerrillas of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command.
    30. The message sank in. To Mr. Milken, Mr. Dahl had ceased to exist.
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