from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Become clear in one's mind.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. pass through
  • v. become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Have you ever crossed a dangerous swamp abounding in quicksands, where every step was a risk, and where firm-looking hillocks continually deceived you into a false dependence, causing you to sink in the mire and water concealed beneath their deceptive appearances?

    The God of All Comfort

  • He told one of his overseers, in reference to the sub-overseers, that “to treat them civilly is no more than what all men are entitled to, but my advice to you is, to keep them at a proper distance; for they will grow upon familiarity, in proportion as you will sink in authority if you do not.”

    The True George Washington

  • Nobody knows better than Matthew Scudder how far down a person can sink in the dirty city of New York.

    A Dance at the Slaughterhouse.html

  • [43] To what depths of vulgarity the Venetian School could sink in later times, Palma Giovane's “Venus” at Cassel testifies.


  • "They're doing what" Field Marshal Granville gaped at his Massood counterpart only long enough for the import of the other's words to sink in before the two of them started toward Communications.

    The False Mirror

  • Cousin Alexander let the admission sink in before he tackled the next stage of his enquiry.

    Flowers for the Judge

  • Above stars, planets, suns, in the zoneless seas and unhorizoned spheres where the wings of seraphs battle for decades with the tides, the imagination lingers not, but lifting its fiery eye as system after system recede and sink in the shaded distances of eternal

    Autobiography, sermons, addresses, and essays of Bishop L. H. Holsey, D. D.,

  • For the first time, it was beginning to sink in just how different this world was she'd puff-talked her way into.


  • But the air's sense of heat and cold is so subtle and exquisite as far to exceed the perception of the human touch, insomuch that a ray of sunshine, or the heat of the breath, much more the heat of one's hand placed on the top of the glass, will cause the water immediately to sink in a perceptible degree.

    The New Organon

  • All his courtiers, diplomats and flaming ministers cease to do his biddings and sink in eternal muteness.

    Autobiography, sermons, addresses, and essays of Bishop L. H. Holsey, D. D.,


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.