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Word: abysmal

Definition: bottomless


Sentences Containing 'abysmal'

As a junior, Baker averaged 27.6 ppg (2nd in the country), 9.9 rpg, and 3.7 blocks per game (5th in the country), though the team finished with an abysmal 6-21 record. Entering his final season, Baker was called "America's Best-Kept Secret" by "Sports Illustrated" and the conference's most dominant player since Reggie Lewis by "Street Smith's College/Prep Basketball Preview" in 1992.
Charka uses the opportunity to seize the "Celestra" for himself, trapping Starbuck and Apollo on board. The mutineers attempt to enlist Starbuck and Apollo to join them, then discover that it is Charka, not Kronus, who is responsible for the abysmal working conditions aboard the "Celestra".
Due to the abysmal working conditions on board, Huiswoud and two of his Surinamese mates decided to jump ship when it was docked in New York, however.
His lengthy characterization of Heavy Metal as "dismal, abysmal, terrible, horrible, and stupid music, barely music at all" has been cited multiple times by academics as evidence of the contempt most critics held for the genre.
Living, as they did, in what appeared to me impenetrable darkness, their eyes were abnormally large and sensitive, just as are the pupils of the abysmal fishes, and they reflected the light in the same way.
Out of guilt and dissatisfaction, the In Vitro platoons, an abysmal failure, were dissolved.
She speaks of it as: "A book of initiation into an eroticism that is at once spectacular and abysmal, but also into the emptiness of this world.
Stoke had an abysmal disciplinary record this season and at times the attitude of the players on the pitch left lot to be desired.
Then my friends began to cool down, and draw off, under shelter of occasional volleys, into silence and abysmal reverie.
Writers adapted 12 monologues from personal tales handwritten by children living in abysmal conditions in rural South Africa.

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