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sink down

1. To fall or lower (oneself), as due to exhaustion, weakness, despair, etc. I came in the door and sank down onto the sofa, totally wiped from such a long day at work. I sank down to the floor and cried when I heard the news that Michael had died.
2. To move or appear to move to a lower position or location. We sat watching the stars begin to appear as the sun sank down in the sky. I sank down in my chair, trying to tune out the sound of my parents arguing.
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sink down

to sink or submerge. The sun sank down and darkness spread across the land. She sat in the chair and sank down, enjoying her moment of relaxation.
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He was sinking down, when he straightened himself to throw the revolver into the face of a scab who was jumping toward him.
It also prevents the bodies of men from acquiring their full size if they marry before their growth is completed; for this is the determinate period, which prevents any further increase; for which reason the proper time for a woman to marry is eighteen, for a man thirty-seven, a little more or less; for when they marry at that time their bodies are in perfection, and they will also cease to have children at a proper time; and moreover with respect to the succession of the children, if they have them at the time which may reasonably be expected, they will be just arriving into perfection when their parents are sinking down under the load of seventy years.
Anna felt as though she were sinking down. But it was not terrible, but delightful.
And he punched on and on, slower and slower, as the last shreds of vitality oozed from him, through centuries and aeons and enormous lapses of time, until, in a dim way, he became aware that the nameless thing was sinking, slowly sinking down to the rough board-planking of the bridge.
His knees were trembling under him, he felt faint, and he staggered back to the bed, sinking down and sitting on the edge of it.
Tormented, in the hall, with difficulties and obstacles, I remember sinking down at the foot of the staircase--suddenly collapsing there on the lowest step and then, with a revulsion, recalling that it was exactly where more than a month before, in the darkness of night and just so bowed with evil things, I had seen the specter of the most horrible of women.
My problem is, how do you mix in the olives without them all sinking down to the bottom of the mixture?
"Three quarters of an hour later I went out again and it was sinking down quite badly.
Despite these so-called advantages, we were then the sick man of Europe - and a financial basket case sinking down the global economic league tables.
Swansea entertain West Ham at the Liberty Stadium, with the Swans 23/20 (Paddy Power) to beat a Hammers team who are sinking down the table.
Both the unmanned Surveyor spacecraft and the two-man Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) will be able to land safely on the moon without breaking through the crust or sinking down out of sight in a layer of dust, some scientists now believe....
Many of them had been sinking down really deep so you couldn't even see them anymore, and I thought it would be a good way to help the families of these individuals.
This pattern is created by the enormous flows of solar material rising up from within the sun, cooling off and sinking down again.
On one hand you have an overweight man laughing happily with a circle of friends around him in a restaurant eating shark-fin soup and on the other a shark alone in an ocean bleeding to death and unable to orientate what was some minutes before a superb body and sinking down into the depth of the dark sea.
Truck began to sinking down in the river which was across flow near the road.