abysm abysm


  • (n) a bottomless gulf or pit; any unfathomable (or apparently unfathomable) cavity or chasm or void extending below (often used figuratively)


  1. As against Europe's dark backward and abysm of wars and revolutions, America was still a New World with its own democratic New Order still evolving.
  2. Perhaps an intuitive genius of the future will find a new basis for unification a basis now lying in the abysm of the Unknown.


  • HL Mencken said Harding's rhetoric was "so bad that a sort of grandeur creeps into it. It drags itself out of the dark abysm of pish, and crawls insanely up the topmost pinnacle of posh. It is rumble and bumble. It is flap and doodle. It is balder...
    on Apr 25, 2008 By: HL Mencken Source: World Magazine

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ennui ennui
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