She sank to the floor.
She sank into the recliner and kicked it back.
Lana sank onto the bed and cried again.
She woke when the bed sank with the weight of a person sitting down.
She sank to the bed weakly and covered her face with her hands.
Bianca sank onto the couch, staring in disbelief.
I sank to my knees at the sight of the unmoving figure of Julie O'Malley.
She sank to the bed.
She sank into the luxurious seat, enjoying the smooth ride and the smell of leather.
Deidre sank against him, and he wrapped his arms around her trembling body.
He looked away as his words sank in.
Deidre sighed and sank back into his arms.
Alex looked stunned as the knife sank into his midsection.
Dean remained in his cramped position, his injured leg going numb, as daylight sank into evening.
The healer sank next to her on the bed, large eyes darting around the room as if he expected the furniture to grow fangs and chase him.
After they left, Carmen sank into the chair and picked up a horse magazine.
He sank into the shadows, at home in the darkness, watching.
"I love my breakfast fighting," the demon before her whispered a moment before his fangs sank into her neck.
He sat down at the dusty writing table, and, having laid the manuscripts before him, opened them out, closed them, finally pushed them away, and resting his head on his hand sank into meditation.
The soul sank into the ground.
The soul sank into the ground.
His fangs sank into her neck.
The heat of his body sank through her clothes, and the idea of his hot skin pressed to hers made her lower belly burn.
He sank into stormy contemplation, clueless how to handle the latest of his challenges.
He took two aspirins and sank down in his easy chair.
"Welcome to your new home, love," the Dark One said a moment before his teeth sank into her neck.
"I mean, he didn't say leave … he …" A sick sense of betrayal sank into her stomach.
He sank his teeth into someone and never let go, until they were in Hell.
She sank into the hot water.
Shuddering, she touched the places where the beast's canines sank into her body.
Megan closed the door behind her, and Katie sank down onto the bed.
She sank down against it when her vision grew narrow.
Life isn't supposed to hurt this much, she thought and sank to the ground.
He sank his teeth into someone and never let go, until they were in Hell.
She sank down against it when her vision grew narrow.
It was only a dream, but I thought it real, and my heart sank within me.
She sank to a chair and started to cry.
Gradually, his warmth sank into her skin, and she lay still, exhausted yet soothed by the heat of his body.
They sat in silence throughout the afternoon, until the sun sank far enough out of the sky to perch on the ocean.
His fangs sank into her neck, and she jerked, feeling her skin and muscle tear.
She relaxed and sank into the soft leather seats of the Town Car, telling herself she was being granted a chance to be normal.
If it sank up there, it'd most likely float up to the surface after a few days or a week and then drift back down this way with the tide.
"Well, they've sent you a tidy sum," said Berg, eying the heavy purse that sank into the sofa.
And his head once more sank to his horse's neck.
And after stumbling a few staggering steps right up to the saber, he sank on the snow beside it.
As soon as he sank into his place on the sofa after two bottles of Margaux he was surrounded, and talking, disputing, and joking began.
And hiding her face in her hands, Princess Mary sank into the arms of the doctor, who held her up.
He sank into the chair and let out a long breath.
Clutching her stomach, she sank to her knees.
The sun turned the dunes orange red and then quickly sank, leaving them in pre-moon darkness.
Her face warmed at how desperate she'd been for a single drop of him, to feel him inside her while his fangs sank into her neck.
He turned and looked down at Martha, who sank even lower into her seat.
Alex sank to his knees, coughing.
As she sank to the floor, a strong hand gripped her arm.
Lost to him already, Deidre sank into his world, not caring if it was the last night of her life, if she spent it with him.
There was a pinch and numbness as his fangs sank into her neck.
"She's pissed," Toby said and sank behind Katie.
Dread sank into her belly as she entered the shadow world and crossed to the glowing doorway.
Lana sank onto the couch, not liking the instinct that told her she was right about him.
His heart leapt then sank as Lana's scream echoed in his thoughts again.
Covering her mouth, she sank to the floor, consumed with silent sobs.
Lana sank to the ground, too shocked to register what to do next.
He sank into her.
Covering her mouth, she sank to the floor, consumed with silent sobs.
Shaken, she leaned against the nearest wall and sank into a sit, disgusted to see there was blood on her clothing.
She sank down with her back to the door, not caring about the cold day or the snow that seeped through her clothes to chill her.
The side horses, pressing against the shafts of the middle horse, sank in the snow, which was dry and glittered like sugar, and threw it up.
He sat down, sank into thought, closed his eyes, and dozed off.
That is the question on which I want your opinion, and he sank back in his chair.
And without linking up the events of the day or drawing a conclusion from them, Pierre closed his eyes, seeing a vision of the country in summertime mingled with memories of bathing and of the liquid, vibrating globe, and he sank into water so that it closed over his head.
A couple of wing-backed chairs and sofa sank luxuriously into that thick wine carpet, but what caught her full attention was the wide curving staircase.
Dropping the bag in the back seat, she sank into the driver's seat.
And then it finally sank in.
Deidre sank to the floor, not trusting herself.
Deidre sank back into the closet.
The longer they talked, the deeper the clammy shadows sank into her.
Deidre sank back into the closet.
The longer they talked, the deeper the clammy shadows sank into her.
It was very clumsy, but lasted a great many years before it became water-logged and perhaps sank to the bottom.
The princess sank helplessly into an armchair beside her father and wept.
When he put his foot down it sank in.
Natasha jumped on it, sank into the feather bed, rolled over to the wall, and began snuggling up the bedclothes as she settled down, raising her knees to her chin, kicking out and laughing almost inaudibly, now covering herself up head and all, and now peeping at her mother.
The artillery and baggage wagons moved noiselessly through the deep dust that rose to the very hubs of the wheels, and the infantry sank ankle-deep in that soft, choking, hot dust that never cooled even at night.
When the service was over, Kutuzov stepped up to the icon, sank heavily to his knees, bowed to the ground, and for a long time tried vainly to rise, but could not do so on account of his weakness and weight.
When her toilet for the night was finished she sank gently onto the sheet spread over the hay on the side nearest the door.
The next, his foot sank into sand.
His head sank forward and then he roused himself.
When the call went straight to voicemail, his heart sank.
It took a moment before his words sank in.
She sank into a chair at the table.
She sank to his chest, consumed by agonizing sobs.
He snatched her and sank his fangs into her neck.
The cold, still air sank into her clothing and skin.
Exhausted, she sank to her knees.
Taran sank into a squat beside her, studying her as she spoke.
At the frown on his face, Taran's stomach sank further.
She sank to the ground again.
Carmen sank into the chair opposite him.
"Unprofessional?" she persisted as she sank into her chair and pulled it up to the table without his assistance.
Finally he sank into his chair, a long sigh escaping his lips.
There she sank to a bench and released her emotions.
Carmen sank to her chair feeling lightheaded with relief.
She sank into the softness of her leather chair.
Megan stepped forward and the heel of her sandal sank into a seam in the walkway.
Using the broom to push the grass aside, she carefully made her way back to the porch and sank into the chair.
She sank to a bench and sipped on her coffee, letting its warmth invaded her body and relax her stiff muscles.
This time the ax sank about four inches into the wood - in another spot.
He arrived in the kitchen with his shirt on and smiled as he sank to the bench in front of the plate she had filled for him.
She jerked as his fangs sank into her neck.
The second: when he sank his teeth into the meaty part of her palm.
She sank into it, unaware a bed was able to provide that level of comfort.
"You're really upset," Gerry said as he sank into the passenger seat.
Tears forming, Jessi sank into her couch, eyes on the photo of her and the two teens she was supposed to be taking care of.
The bed sank beneath his weight.
Jessi sank into his hard body, beyond relieved at the feel of his smooth skin.
When close to he was detected, but he had time to drive the steam launch over the baulks and to explode the torpedo against the "Albemarle" with such success that a hole was made in her and she sank.
The same society which produced his infamous favourites also produced St Philip of Moscow, and by refusing to listen to St Philip Ivan sank below even the not very lofty moral standard of his own age.
For the 150 miles between Ras Malan and Pasni Alexander was compelled by the natural barriers to march inland, and it was here that his troops sank under the horrors of heat and thirst and sand.
The shafts are placed so close together that in many instances they are divided by only a couple of feet of solid ground, but at their bases a considerable amount of gallery work has been excavated, though it is possible that this was done by miners who came after the people who originally sank the shafts.
The exportation of cornflour pastes sank, however, from 7100 tons to 350 between 1882 and 1902.
He sank into insanity, and died on the 14th of April 1578.
In Ireland the Norman was more purely a conqueror than anywhere else; but in Ireland his power of adaptation caused him to sink in a way in which he sank nowhere else.
All political power was vested in the noble class; the prince sank to a magistrate, keeping only some of the outward forms of sovereignty; the mass of the people were shut out altogether.
Gondwanaland, however, did not long survive, and the portion which lay between India and South Africa sank beneath the waves in Tertiary times.
After a brief struggle with the task of directing the administration of the most extensive and the worst organized monarchy in Europe, he sank back into his pleasures and was governed by other favourites.
Under the later empire agriculture sank into a condition of neglect, in which it remained throughout the Dark Ages.
in 1894, in the autumn of which year the weekly average sank to 17s.
He ultimately sank into a condition of mental stupor, and became the obedient slave of the upstart Struensee (q.v.).
Though the association brought about an extension and improvement of the Indian crop, in which result it was enormously assisted by the high prices consequent upon the American Civil War, it sank after a few years into obscurity, and soon passed out of existence altogether, while the effects of its work dwindled finally into insignificance.
They touched the summits of daring and devotion, if they also sank into the deep abysms of shame.
As has been said, however, the contention of the common law judges prevailed, and the Admiralty Court (except for a temporary revival under Cromwell) sank into comparative Modern in si insignificance during the r th century.
- The city now sank into the position of a provincial Byzantine town.
Amnestied in 1755 he returned to France, but soon sank into dire poverty, being forced to earn a pittance for his wife and family as a day labourer.
A.).] During the anarchy which accompanied Ottoman rule in Egypt from first to last, Alexandria sank to a small town of about 4000 inhabitants; and it owed its modern renascence solely to Mehemet Ali, who wanted a deep port and naval station for his viceregal domain.
the traditions of the Christian tomb-architects sank into utter insignificance, and the expanse of the wasted Campagna now offered room enough to bury the few bodies, without having to descend as once far down below the surface of the earth."
The consequence of these further issues was instant depreciation, and the note of Too francs nominal value sank to less than 20 francs coin.
It was for centuries a "head port," its limits extending from Chepstow to Llanelly; in the 18th century it sank to the position of "a creek" of the port of Bristol, but about 1840 it was made independent, its limits for customs' purposes being defined as from the Rumney estuary to Nash Point, so that technically the "port of Cardiff" includes Barry and Penarth as well as Cardiff proper.
For some years Gratian governed the empire with energy and success, but gradually he sank into indolence, occupied himself chiefly with the pleasures of the chase, and became a tool in the hands of the Frankish general Merobaudes and bishop Ambrose.
Under the empire the power of the equites was at its highest in the time of Diocletian; in consequence of the transference of the capital to Constantinople, they sank to the position of a mere city guard, under the control of the prefect of the watch.
Between 1815 and 1848 the number of students sank to about a hundred in some years, chiefly owing to the political persecutions of the government: in 1859 the number had risen to 355.
It was founded by Vasco Fernandes Coutinho, who having acquired a large fortune in India, sank it in this scheme of colonization.
The same infatuated passion for mining speculation which had characterized the Spanish settlers in South America now began to actuate the Portuguese; labourers and capital were drained off to the mining districts, and Brazil, which had hitherto in great measure supplied Europe with sugar, sank before the competition of the English and French.
At the time however when active operations began the 42nd Division and one of the French divisions could 1 The chief naval incidents of this month were: - a raid by the Turkish destroyer " Demir Hissar " which sank the British transport " Manitou " on March 16, but had to be blown up next day off Chios to avoid capture; an attempt of the British submarine E15 to enter the Straits, which led to her being forced ashore (April 16) and in the sequel to her destruction by a daring boat's crew from the " Majestic " (April 18); bombardments of the defences of Smyrna on March 28, April 6 and April 22; and operations at Gaza and El Arish on the Syrian coast by the French battleship " St.
After replenishing at that base, Hersing sailed on the 10th for the Dardanelles, where, on the 25th and 27th he sank the battleships " Triumph " and " Majestic."
It is true that the use of glass for windows was only gradually extending itself at the time when Roman civilization sank under the torrent of German and Hunnish barbarism, and that its employment for optical instruments was only known in a rudimentary stage; but for domestic purposes, for architectural decoration and for personal ornaments glass was unquestionably much more used than at the present day.
It was Christianity that preserved Jewish apocalyptic, when it was abandoned by Judaism as it sank into Rabbinism, and gave it a Christian character either by a forcible exegesis or by a systematic process of interpolation.
Meanwhile, Heraclius returned in triumph to Constantinople, in 629 the Cross was given back to him and Egypt evacuated, while the Persian empire, from the apparent greatness which it had reached ten years ago, sank into hopeless anarchy.
After the evacuation of Norfolk by the Confederates on the 9th of May Commodore Josiah Tattnall, then in command of the "Merrimac," being unable to take her up the James, sank her.
Through the fact, however, that from 1501 onwards the Lithuanians and the Poles were ruled over by one sovereign and from 1569 onwards had a common legislature, the former, though ever anxious to break away, gradually sank into a state of dependence.
His exploits sank into insignificance as compared with those of his son, whose victory at Poitiers, on the 19th of September 1356, resulted in the captivity of King John, and forced the French to accept a new truce.
It now sank to the level of a French provincial town, and its population dwindled from 60,000 to about 22,000.
One of his vessels sank on the way and he was reduced to 17.
From the beginning of the 17th century Adel suffered greatly from the ravages of pagan Galla tribes, and Harrar sank to the position of an amirate of little importance.
the Bering Sea, which then sank behind him; or with W.
As the standard of clerical education sank during the dark ages, the habit of using the sermons of others became almost universal.
The importance of Tunis dates from the Arab conquest, when, as Carthage sank, Tunis took its place commercially and politically.
Thus the recent defenders of the apostolic authorship, the Unitarian James Drummond (1903), the Anglican William Sanday (1905), the Roman Catholic Theodore Calmes (1904), can tell us, the first, that " the evangelist did not aim at an illustrative picture of what was most characteristic of Jesus "; the second, that " the author sank into his own consciousness and at last brought to light what he found there "; the third, that " the Gospel contains an entire theological system," " history is seen through the intervening dogmatic development," " the Samaritan woman is.
Immense tracts were rendered desolate, and whole villages vanished from the map; in eight years the population sank from three to one and a half millions.
He was present at evening in the church, and when the midnight bell sounded for the nocturnal office early on Sunday morning he again went thither unsupported, but sank down before the altar and passed away as in a gentle sleep.
The intolerance shown to the Protestants, the troubles of the Thirty Years' War, the plague and other causes, soon conspired to change this state of affairs, and in the 18th century the population sank to 12,000.
Making his way up the Roanoke as far as Plymouth he there sank the ironclad at her wharf by exploding a spar-torpedo (October 27).
In the course of her career she burned or brought into port seventy prizes, fought and sank the U.S.S.
The Black Mountain tribes took no part in the general frontier rising of 1897, and after the disappearance of the Hindostani Fanatics they sank into comparative unimportance.
The result was that, despite the numbers who entered the army or emigrated to Canada, the standard of civilization sank lower, and the population multiplied in the islands.
The state sank wells and built and maintained tanks from which brine was delivered to lessees.
As the cult of the Phytalidae sank into insignificance beside the greater mysteries, the term sycophant survived in popular language in the sense of an informer or denouncer, whose charges deserved but little consideration.
Captured by the Crusaders in the 11 th century, Bethlehem was made an episcopal see; but the bishopric soon sank to a titular dignity.
Some of the enthusiasts sank into a sceptical, reactionary frame of mind; while others, with deeper convictions or capable of more lasting excitement, attributed the failure to the fact that only halfmeasures and compromises had been adopted by the government.
A very heavy rainstorm during the night seriously affected the movements of troops on the following day, but all to Napoleon's advantage, for his more mobile artillery, reinforced by every horse available in and about Dresden, was still able to move where the Allied guns sank in mud.
It sank eventually into a mere political tool in the hands first of Thebes, and then under Philip of Macedonia."
In the eruptions of 1823, 1832, 1840 and 1868 the floor of the crater rose on the eve of an eruption and then sank, sometimes hundreds of feet, with the discharge of lava; but since 1868 (in 1879, 1886, 1891, 1894 and 1907; and once, before 1868, in 1855) this action has been confined to Halemaumau and such other pits as at the time existed.
After annexation, the city of Ferrara sank rapidly from her perhaps artificial prosperity to the dead level, losing two-thirds of her population in the process.
6 When the temperature sank to a, on the freezing point curve, E40 crystals of pure A would appear.
maintained its rigid austerity, till in the course of years wealth impaired its discipline, and its members sank into indolence and luxury.
But Grotius sank rapidly, and died on the 29th of August 1645.
But in the decline of life he reaped the bitter fruits of his lack of self-control, and sank into the grave a weary and brokenhearted old man.
She was under heavy fire, and as she appeared to be sinking, the order was given to abandon ship and blow the charges; they detonated and the ship sank.
C. Bury blew the charges and she sank.
Trilobites during this period sank to a very subordinate position, but Ostracods (Cythere, Kirkbya, Beyrichia) were abundant.
At this point selection ceases; the remaining molten metal freezes as a whole, and in freezing splits up into a conglomerate eutectic of (1) austenite of about 2.2% of carbon, and therefore saturated with that element, and (2) cementite; and with this eutectic is mixed the " primary " austenite which froze out as the temperature sank from v to v'.
A visit to Bath seemed at first to have produced good effects, but on the return journey more alarming symptoms developed themselves, his strength rapidly sank, and, little more than a month later, he died in Edinburgh on the 25th of August 1776.
Olaf leapt into the sea holding his shield edgeways, so that he sank at once and the weight of his hauberk dragged him down.
The university, founded in 1389 by the sole efforts of the citizens, soon gained a great reputation; in the 15th century its students numbered much more than a thousand, and its influence extended to Scotland and the Scandinavian kingdoms. Its decline began, however, from the moment when the Catholic sentiment of the city closed it to the influence of the Reformers; the number of its students sank to vanishing point, and though, under the influence of the Jesuits, it subsequently revived, it never recovered its old importance.
from Baku was 72.9°, but that below io fathoms it sank rapidly, and at 200 fathoms and below it was constant at 21.2°.
A suppression of urine in October, in spite of which he insisted upon being conveyed with the family from Chatsworth to Hardwick Hall towards the end of November, was followed by a paralytic stroke, under which he sank on the 4th of December, in his ninety-second year.
He had, however, acquitted himself of a debt which had long lain heavy on his conscience and he sank back into the repose from which the sting of satire had roused him.
After his death in 548, however, the Frankish power in Germany sank to very minute proportions, a result due partly to the spirit of tribal independence which lingered among the German races, but principally to the paralysing effect of the unceasing rivalry between Austrasia and Neustria.
His ambition was of the noblest order, for he sank his personal interests in the cause of his country, and he knew exactly when to attain his objects by force, and when by concession and moderation.
But the Hohen Oermany staufen family, like their Saxon and Franconian settled, predecessors, would be content with nothing short of universal dominion; and thus the crown which had once been significant of power and splendour gradually sank into contempt.
Fredericks reign is one of great importance in the history of Austria and of the house of Habsburg, but under him the fortunes of Germany sank to the lowest possible point.
It had, moreover, by the compact with Hungary of 1867, ceased even fully to represent the relation of the emperor to all his dominions; and the title which had been devised to cover the whole of the Habsburg monarchy sank into the official style of the sovereign of but a half; while even within the Austrian empire proper it is resented by those peoples which, like the Bohemians, wish to obtain the same recognition of their national independence as was conceded to Hungary.
The Phoenician element ran an opposite course, as the independent Phoenician settlements in Sicily sank into dependencies of Carthage.
Many of them gradually sank into a not wholly unwilling subjection as cultivators of the soil under Greek masters.
Still, as long as Greek and Saracen were protected and favoured, so long was Sicily the most brilliant of European kingdoms. But its greatness had no groundwork of national life; for lack of it the most brilliant of kingdoms presently sank below the level of other lands.
By a general outbreak on the death of William the Good, the Saracens, especially those of Palermo, were driven to take shelter in the mountains, where they sank into a wild people, sometimes holding points of the island against all rulers, sometimes taking military service under them.
The island sank yet lower.
The demos first sank into political annihilation and the council, no longer popularly elected but an aristocratic order, concentrated the whole administration in its hands.
Among his characteristics it is mentioned that "his ample fortune absolutely sank under the benevolence of his nature"; and, far from having enriched himself in the appointment of governorgeneral, he returned to England in circumstances which obliged him still to seek public employment.
The poetical revival sank in the next generation to a more mechanical level.
Exposed to the successive calamities of the Danish incursions, the English conquest and the English wars, and at last deserted by its bishops, who retired to Drogheda, the venerable city sank into an insignificant collection of cabins, with a dilapidated cathedral.
The overwhelming Liberal and Labour victory at the general election of 1906 began a new era in the fortunes of the party, and Lord Rosebery's individuality once more sank back from any position of prominence in regard to its new programme.
He sank gradually, and died on the 4th of February 1881.
The bed of the North Sea, which at no distant date in geological history was a land surface across which plants and animals migrated freely into Great Britain, sank beneath the sea-level, while the Atlantic advanced upon the western margin of the continent and filled the seaward ends of what had previously been valleys open to the sun.
Even Buddhism - originally destitute of ceremonial - has adopted the pilgrimage; and the secondary tradition makes Buddha himself determine its goals: the place where he was born, where he first preached, where the highest insight dawned on him, and where he sank into Nirvana.
His vigour had been slowly declining for some time, and he sank gradually during the autumn, dying on the 3rd of October 1896.
A striking feature in the progress of Budapest is the decline in the death-rate, which sank from 43.4 per thousand in 1874 to 20.6 per thousand in 1900.
Off the little port of Kjiige in the south the Danes under Nils Juel defeated the Swedes in 1677, and in another engagement in 1710 the famous Danish commander Hvitfeldt sank with his ship. (3) Holbaek, west of Kjobenhavn.
It is further said that in some cases at least the English vessels were "bearded," that is to say, strengthened by iron bands across the bows for ramming, and that they sank many of the French.
Travelling up to the northwest during the rainy season, he sank and died at Ghazipur, before he had been ten weeks in the country.
But after 1873, in consequence of changes in the monetary systems of France and Germany, and the increased production of silver, this stability of exchange no longer continued, and the rupee sank steadily in value, till it was worth little more than half its face value.
sank to the lowest depths of degradation.
51° 30' W., and three weeks later the shattered wreck sank through the ice.
Whenever the crown got the better of the feudal spirit of independence, as in France or Naples, it sank from being a sovereign title to a mere social distinction, implying no political power, and not necessarily any territorial influence.
Then for many weeks he sank, exhausted, into silence.
From the end of the 15th century population in many towns, decreased, and not only most of the smaller ones, but even some once important centres of trade, sank to the level almost of villages.
For some years after this humiliation, Wladislaus became indifferent to affairs and sank into a sort of apathy; but the birth of his son Sigismund (by his first wife, Cecilia Renata of Austria, in 1640) gave him fresh hopes, and he began with renewed energy to labour for the dynasty as well as for the nation.
If the sea sank once more to its former level, the ioo-ft.
The value of the cotton manufactures exported sank from L80,164,155 in 1872 to L67,641,268 in 1876; woollen fabrics from £38,493, The tables on p. 604 show the value of unregistered imports of golc_ _ nd silver bullion and specie from British possessions and from foreign countries into the United Kingdom, specifying the most important countries individually..
During the night of the 23rd of April, and whilst the " Blanco Encalada " was lying quietly at anchor, a torpedo boat called the " Almirante Lynch," belonging to the Balmaceda faction, steamed into the bay of Caldera and discharged a torpedo at the rebel ship. The " Blanco Encalada " sank in a few minutes and 300 of her crew perished.
In the middle ages, however, it sank in importance, and early in the 13th century, a part of the inhabitants founded Caere novum (mod.
In 1801 begins the period of Coleridge's life during which, in spite of the evidence of work shown in his compositions, he sank more and more under the dominion of opium, in which he may have first indulged at Cambridge.
With the death of Epaminondas in 362 the city sank again to the position of a secondary power.
Portugal sank back into the middle ages.
The Thirty Years' War all but ruined the city, the population of which sank from some 14,000 in 1600 to less than 8000 in 1650.
(I) In the Korra/30s Si òu43 t4 cw shallow saucers (4143a4a) were floated in a basin or mixing-bowl filled with water; the object was to sink the saucers by throwing the wine into them, and the competitor who sank the greatest number was considered victorious, and received the prize, which consisted of cakes or sweetmeats.
After the uplift came a period of subsidence, during which this region sank one or more thousand feet, allowing the sea to encroach on the land and run far inland into the previously made river valleys.
As late as 1822, however, an overladen corn magazine sank into the mud.
As a consequence of that paralysis, but not before, the brain, already weakened by senile decay, at length gave way, and Swift sank into the dementia which preceded his death."
Gustav Nachtigal, who visited Bilma in 1870, records that the temperature during the day rarely sank below 113° Fahr.
In later times, with the introduction of Greek gods into the Roman theological system, Consus, who had never been the object of special reverence, sank to the level of a secondary deity, whose character was rather abstract and intellectual.
The sun rose and sank, but the expected miracle did not come to pass.
Brooks (1819-1857), a congressman from South Carolina, suddenly confronted Sumner as he sat writing at his desk in the Senate chamber, denounced his speech as a libel upon his state and upon Butler, his relative, and before Sumner, pinioned by his desk, could make the slightest resistance, rained blow after blow upon his head, till his victim sank bleeding and unconscious upon the floor.
Laid waste by the Persians in the 4th century, Nakhichevan sank into comparative insignificance, but by the 10th century had recovered its prosperity.
In1886-1887the state sank a test-well 2463 ft.
Crecy sank into an unhonoured grave.
Bitter as was the long quarrel, it kept the Berkeleys from casting their interest into the Wars of the Roses, in which most of their fellows of the ancient baronage sank and disappeared.
Abandoning at last all hope she sank into melancholy, ill health, and, according to some accounts, insanity, and died a victim to state policy on or about the 25th of September 1615.
Amid all this the Tory fortunes sank rapidly, becoming nearly hopeless when Lord Palmerston, without appreciable loss of confidence on his own side, persuaded many Tories in and out of parliament that Conservatism would suffer little while he was in power.
He took the blow with composure, and sank easily into a comparative retirement.
But his health was failing, his reputation was on the wane, his works did not sell, and he gradually sank a prey to illness and disappointment.
The social work of the Church was transferred to others, and little by little the deacons sank in importance until at last they came to be regarded merely as subordinate officers of public worship, a position which they hold in the Roman Church to-day, where their duties are confined to such acts as the following: - censing the officiating priest and the choir, laying the corporal on the altar, handing the paten or cup to the priest, receiving from him the pyx and giving it to the subdeacon, putting the mitre on the archbishop's head (when he is present) and laying his pall upon the altar.
This period of Iceland's existence is eventless: she had got peace but with few of its blessings; all spirit seemed to have died with the commonwealth; even shepherding and such agriculture as there had been sank to a lower stage; wagons, ploughs and carts went out of use and knowledge; architecture in timber became a lost art, and the fine carved and painted halls of the heathen days were replaced by turfwalled barns half sunk in the earth; the large decked luggers of the old days gave way to small undecked fishing-boats.
The immediate effect of this change was a partial reaction in favour of Roman Catholicism, but the city remained essentially German until the French Revolution, when it was deprived of its privileges as a free town and sank to the level of a French provincial capital.
Little by little, however, jealous of power, yet incapable of exercising it to any purpose, he sank into a sensuality which became utterly shameless under the influence of his chief mistress the duchesse de Ch~teauroux.
During the Mesozoic era this mountain chain wa~ shattered and large portions of it sank beneath the sea and wen covered by Mesozoic and Tertiary strata.
Theology sank into a branch of dialectic; whatever would not fit in with a logical formula was cast aside as useless.
Between the 23rd and 25th of August he executed a succession of night attacks, during which he sank vessels laden with stores not only in the canals leading through the lagoon to Venice, but in the fairways leading from Chioggia to the open sea round both ends of the island of Brondolo.
It would appear that the eusporangiate Ferns suddenly sank to very subordinate position after the Palaeozoic era.
Henceforth the power of the nobles steadily increased at the expense of the peasants, who soon sank into servitude.
Larger rounded lumps of pumice, found in the clay, have probably floated to their present situations, and sank when decomposed, all their cavities becoming filled with sea water.
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