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
In an emergency order Monday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game warned fishermen to be alert to any fuel sheens in the areas surrounding the sunken vessels.
Master plan consultant RQAW, Carmel, suggested concepts such as a sunken gathering space and shelters and a pavilion where residents could eat lunch.
The kitchen has new, sunken flooring, modern appliances and white cabinets, with pops of red from pans hanging above the counter.
A sunken fire pit sits within the swimming pool and is reached by a concrete path.
Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites), the grown son of series regular Will Turner (Orlando Bloom, who has maybe 90 seconds of screen time), is determined to save his father from eternal enslavement on the sunken ship the Flying Dutchman.
The team has captured a trove of arresting scenes: a shipwrecked steamer in Thunder Bay, a school of striped Atlantic spadefish gliding through Gray’s Reef, a sunken statue of Christ encrusted with marine creatures in the Florida Keys.
The incident happened at about 2:19 p.m. The civilian boat was the first to arrive at the 22-foot sunken vessel.
Lunch on the sunken Lusitania, a British ocean liner that was torpedoed by a German submarine during in 1915, might include green turtle soup and hindquarters of lamb service on fine china with shiny silver cutlery.
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Origin and Etymology of sunken
Middle English sonkyn, past participle of sinken to sink
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
SUNKEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sunken for English Language Learners
: completely covered with water : lying at the bottom of a sea, lake, etc.
: curving inward because of illness, age, etc.
: lying or built at a lower level than the surrounding area
SUNKEN Defined for Kids
Definition of sunken for Students
1 : fallen in : hollow Zero's face looked like a jack-o'-lantern … with sunken eyes and a drooping smile. — Louis Sachar, Holes
2 : lying at the bottom of a body of water sunken ships
3 : built or settled below the surrounding or normal level a sunken garden
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