Dictionary.net

Loading...

Usage examples for sunken

  1. Air is supplied to them by long pipes, which reach to the surface, and these divers have been made very useful in discovering and removing wrecks, recovering sunken treasure, and in many other ways. – Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy by Frank Richard Stockton
  2. Her dress indicated poverty, and her face was pale and sunken, but her eyes were lit up with a noble enthusiasm. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  3. She had a pretty good face, but her cheeks are now sunken, her nose is lengthened, her forehead and chin are now prominent to such an extent, that all her charms have vanished, and I fear for her days. – Moon Lore by Timothy Harley
  4. I wish," said Flamby, her voice sunken almost to a whisper, " I wish I could be as brave ..." – The Orchard of Tears by Sax Rohmer
  5. Away up at the end, where the stream entered from its jungle of water- reeds and sunken stumps and brown bullrushes, there grew a tangle of water- plants all in glorious blossom. – 'Lizbeth of the Dale by Marian Keith
  6. She noticed too, the unnatural redness of his lips and the haggard pallor about his thin, sunken cheeks. – A Village of Vagabonds by F. Berkeley Smith
  7. The brig had been carried over a sunken reef, and lay with her masts pointing towards the shore, which could be distinguished through the gloom not more than half a mile away. – Twice Lost by W.H.G. Kingston
  8. He tried to find his voice, but it seemed to have sunken too deep within his throat for utterance. – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  9. Most of his teeth had gone; his cheeks were sunken, and he mumbled his words so that it was difficult to distinguish them. – The Explorer by W. Somerset Maugham
  10. Well, aw can hardly tell,- aw'll be sunken iv aw can tell. – Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine by Edwin Waugh
  11. It must be so, and he warmed toward the silent little man with the sunken eyes and the expressionless face from which he could never raise a wink. – Where the Pavement Ends by John Russell
  12. In vain I laboured to cross this current; it resisted all my efforts, and at each repulse I was carried farther down towards the rapids, which were full of sunken rocks, and hard for the strong arm of a man to stem- to the weak hand of a woman their safe passage was impossible. – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
  13. It seemed to me as I looked at Archie, that his eyes were sunken, and I know full well his lips were drawn apart as are those of one who has been suddenly killed. – The Minute Boys of Boston by James Otis
  14. The fourth man sat on the edge of a bunk, with a face so white and thin that he might have been taken for a corpse if it had not been for a dark glare in his sunken eyes. – The Grizzly King by James Oliver Curwood
  15. He was drawn and haggard, and his eyes were sunken and wild. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  16. But the French meanwhile had extended their reinforced right wing to the sunken valley west of Bruville, where three Divisions of their cavalry were massed in position. – The Franco-German War of 1870-71 by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
  17. Spicca slowly raised his sunken eyes. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
X