Is that really all that the flourishing American elite owes to the sinking American mainstream?
Priebus derided the rollout of her new book, Hard Choices, and claimed her poll numbers are sinking.
And you go on this boat because of all the hype and the commotion around it, and the boat is sinking.
And since the financial meltdown, the White campaign has been sinking.
Petty Officer Jonathan Keefe later said, “It was like moon dust, or snow, and we were sinking in.”
Nolan asked, trying to ignore the sinking feeling in his stomach.
I will cause the axe in the act of sinking to do away his sin.
"Yes," she gasped, sinking into a chair and staring straight into the fire.
"I was in a hurry to get back to camp," grinned Chip, sinking into a chair.
The lads quick as lightning caught up blankets, enveloped themselves, and rushed from the sinking room.
Old English sincan (intransitive) "become submerged, go under, subside" (past tense sanc, past participle suncen), from Proto-Germanic *senkwanan (cf. Old Saxon sinkan, Old Norse sökkva, Middle Dutch sinken, Dutch zinken, Old High German sinkan, German sinken, Gothic sigqan), from PIE root *sengw- "to sink."
The transitive use (mid-13c.) supplanted Middle English sench (cf. drink/drench) which died out 14c. Related: Sank; sunk; sinking. Sinking fund is from 1724. Adjective phrase sink or swim is from 1660s. To sink without a trace is World War I military jargon, translating German spurlos versenkt.
early 15c., "cesspool, pit for reception of wastewater or sewage," from sink (v.). Figurative sense of "place where corruption and vice abound" is from 1520s. Meaning "drain for carrying water to a sink" is from late 15c. Sense of "shallow basin (especially in a kitchen) with a drainpipe for carrying off dirty water" first recorded 1560s. In science and technical use, "place where heat or other energy is removed from a system" (opposite of source), from 1855.
For unmarried persons: a singles bar/ a singles party (1960s+)