sink back into (something)

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sink back into (something)

1. To lean or recline backward into some piece of furniture. She remembered that she hadn't taken the garbage out just as she was sinking back into bed. He anxiously sank back into his chair as the interviewer's questions became more personal.
2. To return to some previous cognitive state. I stared about the room nervously after being woken by the loud bang, but eventually sank back into sleep once it was clear that everything was OK. I can feel myself sinking back into depression again lately.
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sink back (into something)

to lean back and relax in something, such as a soft chair. I can't wait to get home and sink back into my easy chair. He sank back and went to sleep almost immediately.
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Meanwhile, Alessandra, a failed actress, returns to her native Gravesend after the death of her cancer-stricken mother, torn between the desperate need to escape back to Los Angeles as quickly as possible and the ease with which she could sink back into neighborhood life.
Nuttall and Farage should sink back into obscurity, where they belong.
Certain people that love to say they don't comment on their private life can't help but to justify themselves." It's a pity "certain people" can't sink back into anonymity without a bit of mudslinging first.
The referendum means Scotland is not about to sink back into old Westminster voting patterns.
FEEL the tensions of the day fade away as you sink back into this luxurious leather-upholstered chair.
(UK economy could sink back into recession - April 25).
Like other troubled governments in Europe, Rajoy faces the delicate task of a deficit reduction measures in a country whose economy is expected to sink back into recession.
Some people seem to enjoy predicting that we're going to sink back into the pack; but I can see us being a force to be reckoned with again in 2010.
Racing administrators and professionals who rubbed their hands at the thought of a huge windfall can sink back into their seats and think again.
"Then they just sink back into the mediocrity which has plagued so many of our matches."
Time to sink back into the world again which, like a colony of panicky
To descend into its shadowy depths is to sink back into that nightmare world created by misguided 1960s planners who failed to grasp that public buildings need to be welcoming.
Incapable of self-transcendence, Sim and Edwin soon sink back into the ranks of the spiritually uncommitted unable to make use of the opportunity of entering the spiritual world by surrendering the self.
As my sister yielded more and more of her once beautiful self to this addiction, I tried to help her by intervention, forcing her to go into drug treatment, only to see her time and again sink back into her addiction.
MP Peter Luff (Con Mid Worcestershire) said the village should now be allowed to sink back into obscurity so residents could rebuild their lives.