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  • n  the central and most intense or profound part
    in the deep of night
    in the deep of winter
  • n  a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
  • n  literary term for an ocean
    denizens of the deep
  • a  relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply
    a deep breath
    a deep sigh
    deep concentration
    deep emotion
    a deep trance
    in a deep sleep
  • s  marked by depth of thinking
    deep thoughts
    a deep allegory
  • a  having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination
    a deep well
    a deep dive
    deep water
    a deep casserole
    a deep gash
    deep massage
    deep pressure receptors in muscles
    deep shelves
    a deep closet
    surrounded by a deep yard
    hit the ball to deep center field
    in deep space
  • s  very distant in time or space
    deep in the past
    deep in enemy territory
    deep in the woods
    a deep space probe
  • s  extreme
    in deep trouble
    deep happiness
  • s  having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range
    a deep voice
  • s  strong; intense
    deep purple
  • s  relatively thick from top to bottom
    deep carpets
    deep snow
  • s  extending relatively far inward
    a deep border
  • s  (of darkness) very intense
    a face in deep shadow
    deep night
  • s  large in quantity or size
    deep cuts in the budget
  • s  with head or back bent low
    a deep bow
  • s  of an obscure nature
    a deep dark secret
  • s  difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge
    a deep metaphysical theory
  • s  exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy
    deep political machinations
    a deep plot
  • r  to a great depth; far down
    dived deeply
    dug deep
  • r  to an advanced time
    deep into the night
  • r  to a great distance
    penetrated deep into enemy territory
    went deep into the woods

  • Richard Corliss dips into his e-mailbag for another deep dose of hard-core nostalgia.
  • The proposal to sink a deep shaft ten or twelve miles into the crust of the earth is not new.
  • The effect was of walking through a deep cavern open to the sky.
News & Articles

  • US voices deep concern at stiff jail term for in-law of Chinese Nobel winner
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. is voicing deep concern over the jailing of a brother-in-law of imprisoned Chinese democracy activist Liu Xiabao and urging fair treatment for the Nobel laureate's family.
    June 13, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
  • Deep-sea rubbish found littering ocean floor
    Deep-sea roving robots have captured images of rubbish resting up to 2.5 miles underwater in a "Great Pacific Garbage Patch."
    June 12, 2013 - Fox News
  • Deep biosphere harbors active, growing communities of microorganisms
    The deep biosphere -- the realm of sediments far below the seafloor -- harbors a vast ecosystem of bacteria, archaea, and fungi that are actively metabolizing, proliferating, and moving, according a new study. The finding of so much activity in the deep biosphere has implications for our understanding of global biogeochemical cycles.
    June 12, 2013 - Science Daily

  • David Cameron in BusinessWeek
    We have deep and pressing problems,Cameron said following his arrival at the prime minister's Downing Street residence 90 minutes after Gordon Brown's departure last night. "For those reasons, I aim to lead a proper and full coalition....
  • Barack Obama in CNN
    After the numbers came out, Obama said the country is headed in the right direction but added, "The recession dug us a hole of about 8 million jobs deep."
  • Mitch McConnell in Philadelphia Inquirer
    Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said Sen. Byrd "combined a devotion to the US Constitution with a deep learning of history to defend the interests of his state and the traditions of the Senate. We will remember him for his...

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