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Word: abyss

Definition: enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit


Sentences Containing 'abyss'

How do heat and light travel through this vast abyss of space?
``To fall,''continued King Louis, who at the first glance had sounded the abyss on which the monarchy hung suspended,``to fall, and learn of that fall by telegraph!
Sometimes she stood mute and motionless as a statue, looking towards Marseilles, at other times gazing on the sea, and debating as to whether it were not better to cast herself into the abyss of the ocean, and thus end her woes.
There is a sort of consolation at the contemplation of the yawning abyss, at the bottom of which lie darkness and obscurity.
It seemed to him that heaven had at length taken pity on him, and had sent this noise to warn him on the very brink of the abyss.
Danglars felt as much overcome with joy as the miser who finds a lost treasure, or as the shipwrecked mariner who feels himself on solid ground instead of in the abyss which he expected would swallow him up.
``Ah,''said Morrel, falling from the height of excitement to the abyss of despair``ah, you are playing with me, like those good, or rather selfish mothers who soothe their children with honeyed words, because their screams annoy them.
The hand which has retreated for a while will be again stretched forth to save me at the very moment when I shall think myself sinking into the abyss.
The unhappy man uttered an exclamation of joy; a ray of light seemed to penetrate the abyss of despair and darkness.
Years of grief have created an abyss between those days and the present.
Like the gulf between me and the past, there is an abyss between you, Edmond, and the rest of mankind; and I tell you freely that the comparison I draw between you and other men will ever be one of my greatest tortures.
Having reached the summit of his vengeance by a long and tortuous path, he saw an abyss of doubt yawning before him.
I stopped the motion of the Giralda, I lifted the bulls of Guisando, I flung myself into the cavern and brought to light the secrets of its abyss; and my hopes are as dead as dead can be, and her scorn and her commands as lively as ever.
I am about to precipitate, to sink, to plunge myself into the abyss that is here before me, only to let the world know that while thou dost favour me there is no impossibility I will not attempt and accomplish."
Enchanters have persecuted me, enchanters persecute me still, and enchanters will continue to persecute me until they have sunk me and my lofty chivalry in the deep abyss of oblivion; and they injure and wound me where they know I feel it most.
When we came within sight of the sea, the waves on the horizon, caught at intervals above the rolling abyss, were like glimpses of another shore with towers and buildings.

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