[ noun ] a descent as through liquid (especially through water)
"they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic"
Used in print(Dolores Hitchens, Footsteps in the Night....)
And he knew in that moment , with a cold sinking of despair , a dying of old hopes , that Mae had spread some kind of word there among the neighbors .
[ noun ] a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength)
"after several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market" "he could not control the sinking of his legs"