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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References in classic literature ?
He drew up his legs, and the man-eater seemed no more than barely to touch one foot, sinking back into the water with a splash.
Things went on thus for more than one hundred and twenty miles; they were worn out with ascending and falling again; the balloon, like another rock of Sisyphus, kept continually sinking back toward the ground.
They have reverted to type this season, sinking back to 11th and losing 13 of 14 meetings with top-eight opponents - although it must be noted that October's 4-3 defeat of Barcelona is a pretty impressive outlier.
Specifically, the study identified what it called a "clear and consistent relationship" between the high cloud field and the width of the Hadley cell, which originates from warm, rising air in the tropics of both hemispheres that then at high altitudes moves away from the equator both northward and southward before sinking back to Earth.
On discovering her husband of 30 years was sinking back into using pills again, you would imagine Sharon would have been a rock of support.
The ex-England star, who has been fighting with alcohol-related problems from the last few years, spent six days in The Priory last month and admitted sinking back into drink.
FINANCE Secretary John Swinney says the Scottish economy is on the road to recovery - despite the UK sinking back into recession.
Efforts must be made over an extended period of time to prevent post-conflict countries from sinking back into strife.
While my own team flounders in the reeds at the bottom of the canal, occasionally coming up for air and then sinking back, the Villa climb ever upwards.
How do I make this Christmas special for my family without sinking back into debt?
Shares rose to a record high of 45p before sinking back 4.5% to around 42.5p.
EVERYTHING hung on the delivery of a line of New York humour which,like Liverpool's observational comedy,depended on a pessimistic view of life suddenly being lifted by an amusing aside,before sinking back to a realisation that things are not likely to change for the better.
And the former Wigan and Stevenage defender is in no doubt the feat can be achieved just a year after being relegated and sinking back into the Dr Martens Premier Division.
The FTSE 100 Index got off to another difficult start today, sinking back below the 4200 mark after a fresh sell-off on Wall Street last night.
Individual stocks are sinking back toward valuations that paper companies have been at for a decade.