Examples of sunken in a Sentence
Her eyes were sunken and lifeless.
our convalescing guest's sunken cheeks soon filled out on a diet of my mother's cooking
Recent Examples of sunken from the Web
Here are the final four — and some key notes about them provided Universal’s official parks blog: + Dead Waters, incorporating a voodoo queen, a sunken riverboat and skeletal remains.
Photos showed her with sunken eyes and visible ribs.
Sacramento is more vulnerable to catastrophic flooding than any other major city in the United States except New Orleans, according to federal officials, a threat created by the city’s sunken geography.
Another 2012 work, The Pirate’s Ship seems more like a metaphor for sunken fortunes in the city where it was built—Atlantic City.
Unfortunately, some of the singing parts were dull, in that didactic, declamatory manner which has so often sunken American operas.
New Horizons also showed that Charon has a red polar region, as well as sunken mountains and landslides on its surface.
Leave a Note This sister hotel to the Venetian boasts more than 3,000 suites, complete with amenities like sunken living rooms and foyers made of Italian marble.
The port is closed pending an assessment of the shipping channel, including a search for sunken objects.
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Origin and Etymology of sunken
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsconcave, dented, depressed, dished, indented, recessed, hollow
Antonymsbulging, cambered, convex, protruding, protrusive, protuberant
Related Wordsalveolar, cavernous, crescentic, cuplike, cupped, cuppy, recurved; dimpled, pockmarked; compressed, condensed, contracted, diminished, reduced
Near Antonymsballooning, bloated, blown up, bulbous, distended, enlarged, expanded, extended, inflated, jutting, projecting, puffed, puffy, risen, swollen; domed, global, globular, round, rounded, spherical
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Definition of sunken for Students
- Zero's face looked like a jack-o'-lantern … with sunken eyes and a drooping smile.
- —Louis Sachar, Holes
- sunken ships
- a sunken garden
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