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sinking,

n a process to relax by focusing attention on points of contact between the body and the surface it lies or stands on and imagining the body sinking down into the support surface, with the rhythmic modulation of breaths.
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I was about to examine the hull, which formed on deck a kind of horizontal platform, when I felt it gradually sinking.
Penelon,' said the captain, `I think we are sinking, give me the helm, and go down into the hold.
At this instant, in the midst of the silver circle illumined by the light of the moon the same whirlpool which had been made by the sinking men was again obvious, and first were seen, rising above the waves, a wisp of hair, then a pale face with open eyes, yet, nevertheless, the eyes of death; then a body, which, after rising of itself even to the waist above the sea, turned gently on its back, according to the caprice of the waves, and floated.
Yet the ear, it fully knows, By the twanging And the clanging, How the danger ebbs and flows; Yet, the ear distinctly tells, In the jangling And the wrangling, How the danger sinks and swells, By the sinking or the swelling in the anger of the bells - Of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells, bells, Bells, bells, bells - In the clamour and the clangour of the bells!
Here we debated the wisdom of sinking the craft before leaving her, but finally decided that it would add nothing to our chances for escape.
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.
He did carry them out faithfully, although Raffles was incessantly asking for brandy, and declaring that he was sinking away-- that the earth was sinking away from under him.
Tarzan could imagine how old Numa's eyes were shining--how he was already sucking in his breath for the awful roar which would freeze his prey for the brief instant between the moment of the spring and the sinking of terrible fangs into splintering bones.
Suddenly the horse under him tumbled into something and, sinking into a snow-drift, began to plunge and fell on his side.
I venture, therefore, to affirm, that on the theory of the upward growth of the corals during the sinking of the land, [13] all the leading features in those wonderful structures, the lagoon-islands or atolls, which have so long excited the attention of voyagers, as well as in the no less wonderful barrier-reefs, whether encircling small islands or stretching for hundreds of miles along the shores of a continent, are simply explained.
He drew up his legs, and the man-eater seemed no more than barely to touch one foot, sinking back into the water with a splash.
A third Indian, mortally wounded, was sinking at the feet of a man whose back was towards me.