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a (or that) sinking feeling

Definition of a or that sinking feeling in English:

An unpleasant feeling caused by the realization that something unpleasant or undesirable has happened or is about to happen: even to name the sum brought a sinking feeling to her stomach
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  • She took a step toward Glenn, and with a sinking feeling, I realized she was abandoning me.
  • With a sinking feeling, Rue realized Claire had locked the door and it hadn't been her imagination when she heard the click.
  • With a sinking feeling, I realized that Angel had not yet told Wesley what Cordelia and I had just revealed.
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