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heart sinks

(One) feels disappointed or disheartened. My heart sank when I saw that the meal I'd spent all day preparing had burned in the oven.
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be sunk in (something)

To be fully and deeply engrossed in a thought or idea, perhaps because one is feeling melancholy. It's no use trying to talk to Helen when she's sunk in thought like that; it's as if we don't even exist!
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be ˈsunk in something

be in a state of unhappiness or deep thought: She just sat there, sunk in thought.
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October 1915 | Craigston, a steam screw with a gross tonnage of 2,616, vessel torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea on October 4, 1915.
December 1915 | Helmsmuir, a steam screw with a gross tonnage of 4,111, vessel torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean on or about December 2, 1915.
March 1916 | Horngarth, a steam screw with a gross tonnage of 3,608, vessel sunk by the German raider Seeadler on March 11, 1917.
Adamton, a steam screw with a gross tonnage of 2,304, vessel sunk by an enemy submarine on April 8, 1916.
Cardonia, a sailing ship with a gross tonnage of 2,168, registry closed May 15, 1916, vessel sunk by German submarine on April 6, 1916.
Lady Ninian (formerly Llanwern), a steam screw with a gross tonnage of 4,296, vessel sunk by German submarine in the Mediterranean on May 28, 1916.
June 1917 | St Andrews, a steam screw with a gross tonnage of 3,613, vessel sunk by enemy submarine in the Mediterranean on June 13, 1917.
Appledore, a steam screw with a gross tonnage of 3,843, vessel sunk by an enemy submarine on June 9, 1917.
Enidwen, a steam screw with a gross tonnage of 3,594, vessel sunk by an enemy submarine in Atlantic on June 8, 1917.
South Wales, a steam screw with a gross tonnage of 3,667, vessel sunk by enemy submarine in the Atlantic on June 24, 1917.
Ruperra, a steam screw with a gross tonnage of 4,231, vessel sunk by enemy submarine in the Mediterranean on June 20, 1917.
Haulwen, a steam screw with a gross tonnage of 4,031, vessel sunk by an enemy submarine on June 9, 1917.
Merioneth, a steam screw with a gross tonnage of 3,003, vessel sunk by an enemy submarine on June 3, 1917, Certificate of registry taken by the commander of the submarine.
July 1917 | Asama, a steam screw with a gross tonnage of 284, vessel sunk by an enemy submarine on July 17, 1917.
Lady Ismay | Snowdonian, a steam screw with a gross tonnage of 3,869, vessel sunk by an enemy submarine on July 31, 1917, Certificate of registry taken by the submarine commander.