"Gabriel …" She rose and paced, her feet sinking into the soft sand.
The front end was slowly sinking down as the ground gave way.
A sinking feeling of panic swept over them, a temporary paralyzing fear.
They stood in silence, watching the waves fling the book around before sinking it.
Sinking into his lap, her arms surrounded his neck.
Jenn didn't approach, instead sinking into the shadows of one of the many pillars providing support all along the main floor.
With a sinking heart, he realized he.d lost the Jade who.d been his friend and lover for a few hundred years.
While the on premise death of Edith Shipton remained on their minds, it was sinking to a lower level of importance.
It was of Darkyn's fangs sinking into the delicate skin of her neck.
I looked up with sinking heart to see a FedEx driver at the front door looking at me quizzically.
The scene flashed through her mind again: The man coming at him, the quick stab, the stunned look of surprise, and then Alex sinking to the floor.
In her room, she dropped on the bed and threw her arms out, sinking into its softness.
I've just been paddling to keep my head above water my whole life long and sinking down further with every stroke.
I picked up the dishes and cleaned up the kitchen before sinking into my easy chair in the living room.
With a sinking feeling my call would be fruitless, I called the hospital.
The devil left, and an angry Talon hauled her up, sinking his teeth into her arm again.
With a sinking feeling, Dusty understood Sofi's concern better.
Her eyes were watery, and she crossed to him, sinking into his arms.
Dean began to have a sinking feeling about who had paid for the room.
She stepped out into the frigid morning, her boots sinking into the snow with a squeaking sound.
A sinking feeling filled Brady.
"Damn!" said the old man, sinking into his chair.
Her self-esteem was slowly sinking into a bottomless pit.
"I won't leave him, Jule," Damian said, sinking to his knees beside the body.
Her heart sinking, she looked in the direction of her home.
Sofi waved him away before sinking into the bed again and pulling the covers up.
Darian peeked into one bedroom then the other, a sense of doom sinking into his stomach.
"Anytime," she murmured, feeling herself sinking into the darkness.
He placed his weapons on a pillow and tossed himself into the bed, at once sinking into the soft comfort.
Sinking to the window seat, she watched him read the paper.
He couldn't control the surge of adrenaline he experienced whenever he thought of sinking his teeth into his father's neck and draining his life from him, the way his father drained his mother's life.
Dread sinking into her stomach, Jessi obeyed, the other thugs trailing her.
With a sinking feeling, Jessi realized her world was going to crash down on her this weekend.
I know a sinking ship when I see one.
"You went with her," she said with a sinking feeling.
That ship is sinking fast, isn't it?
With a sinking feeling, he realized he'd guessed right.
The authorized colonial loans, omitting Algeria and Tunisia, during the period 1884f 904 amounted to 19,200,000, the sums paid for interest and sinking funds on loans varying from 600,000 to 800,000 a year.
Fresh water, rising and falling with the tide, is found in certain large caverns in Lifu, and by sinking to the sea-level a supply may be obtained in any part of the island.
Even if he refloated the ship he had to pay a fine of half its value for sinking it.
Whilst it is being paid out the portion between the surface of the water and the bottom of the sea lies along a straight line, the component of the weight at right angles to its length being supported by the frictional resistance to sinking in the water.
The factors Af (u-v cos i) and Bf (v sin i) give the frictional resistance to sinking, per unit length of the cable, in the direction of the length and transverse to the length respectively.
The annual expenses of the board include £35,000 for cable repairs and reserve and a fixed payment to the National Debt Commissioners of £77,544 as sinking fund to amortise capital expenditure in fifty years.
- The more characteristic features of the bird's brain show clearly a further development of the reptilian type, not always terminal features in a direct line, but rather side-departures, sometimes even a secondary sinking to a lower level, and in almost every case in a direction away from those fundamentally reptilian lines which have led to the characters typical of, and peculiar to, the mammals.
It consists in sinking a bore-hole, after the manner of a petroleum well, and letting in four pipes centrally arranged, the outer pipe being 10 in.
The temperature, which rises at times to over 120° Fahr., is also very changeable, often sinking from 100° during the day to under 60° at night.
It awakened fresh possibilities - successful combination against a common foe, the sinking of petty rivalries, the chance of gaining favour by a neutrality which was scarcely benevolent.
Some prominent Jews fled from Jerusalem - as from a sinking ship - to join him and carried the news to the emperor.
In 1909 the taxable real estate and personal property was valued at $108,663,716, and the city had no floating debt; on the 1st of February 1910, there were 810,706,318 worth of bonds outstanding, and the sinking fund was 82,011,857.
It is clear that, if we start from the condition of full eversion of the tube and watch the process of introversion, we shall find that the pleurecbolic variety is introverted by the apex of the tube sinking inwards; it may be called acrembolic, whilst conversely the acrecbolic tubes are pleurembolic. Further, it is obvious enough that the process either of introversion or of eversion of the tube may be arrested at any point, by the development of fibres connecting the wall of the introverted tube with the wall of the body, or with an axial structure such as the oesophagus; on the other hand, the range of movement of the tubular introvert may be unlimited or complete.
Then, just as it appears to have been sinking into oblivion among the people, the clergy themselves gave it the character of a specific religious festival.
A municipal civil service commission of three members (holding office for three years) is chosen by the president of the board of education, the president of the city council, and the president of the board of sinking fund commissioners; the pay (if any) of these commissioners is set by each city.
The revenues of the state are classified into four funds; the general revenue fund, the sinking fund, the state common school fund and the university fund.
A special tax is levied for the benefit of the sinking fund - one-tenth of a mill in 1909.
To discourage the sinking of wells on land immediately adjoining productive territory, it has been usual to drill along the borders of the land as far as practicable, in order to first obtain the oil which might otherwise be raised by others; and on account of the small area often controlled by the operator, the number of wells drilled has frequently been far in excess of the number which might reasonably be sunk.
In length, is the deepest lake of all (258 ft.), its floor, like those of Windermere and Ullswater, sinking below sea-level.
The temperature is rather remarkable, there being an intermediate cold layer between 25 and 50 fathoms. This is due to the sinking of the cold surface water (which in winter reaches freezing-point) on to the top of the denser more saline water of the greater depths.
By the provisions of the " Annex Decree," also described below, three-quarters of the additional revenue is assigned to the Turkish government, and one-quarter to the Public Debt Administration to swell the sinking-fund.
The sinking sound of melting snow is heard in all dells, and the ice dissolves apace in the ponds.
These were the questions each man of the troops on the high ground above the bridge involuntarily asked himself with a sinking heart--watching the bridge and the hussars in the bright evening light and the blue tunics advancing from the other side with their bayonets and guns.
"You know they've come, Marie?" said the little princess, waddling in, and sinking heavily into an armchair.
Is everyone all right? he thought, stopping for a moment with a sinking heart, and then immediately starting to run along the hall and up the warped steps of the familiar staircase.
He laid down the seven of hearts, on which with a broken bit of chalk he had written "800 rubles" in clear upright figures; he emptied the glass of warm champagne that was handed him, smiled at Dolokhov's words, and with a sinking heart, waiting for a seven to turn up, gazed at Dolokhov's hands which held the pack.
With a sinking heart he watched Dolokhov's hands and thought, "Now then, make haste and let me have this card and I'll take my cap and drive home to supper with Denisov, Natasha, and Sonya, and will certainly never touch a card again."
"Well!..." said the old count, spreading out his arms and sinking helplessly on the sofa.
On the fifteenth, when young Rostov, in his dressing gown, looked out of the window, he saw it was an unsurpassable morning for hunting: it was as if the sky were melting and sinking to the earth without any wind.
I shall die! she muttered, wrenching herself from Marya Dmitrievna's hands with a vicious effort and sinking down again into her former position.
With a sinking heart, wretched as she always was now when she found herself in a crowd, Natasha in her lilac silk dress trimmed with black lace walked- -as women can walk--with the more repose and stateliness the greater the pain and shame in her soul.
He is gone and no one will hinder you, she said to herself, and sinking into a chair she let her head fall on the window sill.
It seemed to her that something heavy was beating rhythmically against all the walls of the room: it was her own heart, sinking with alarm and terror and overflowing with love.
They both saw that he was sinking slowly and quietly, deeper and deeper, away from them, and they both knew that this had to be so and that it was right.
A sinking man who clutches at another and drowns him; or a hungry mother exhausted by feeding her baby, who steals some food; or a man trained to discipline who on duty at the word of command kills a defenseless man-- seem less guilty, that is, less free and more subject to the law of necessity, to one who knows the circumstances in which these people were placed, and more free to one who does not know that the man was himself drowning, that the mother was hungry, that the soldier was in the ranks, and so on.