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  • v  make more intense, stronger, or more marked
    This event only deepened my convictions
  • v  become more intense
    His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan
  • v  make deeper
    They deepened the lake so that bigger pleasure boats could use it
  • v  become deeper in tone
    Her voice deepened when she whispered the password

  • The election and ordination of Gene Robinson was an event which many in the Communion had warned would deepen our divisions.
  • Piero Angeloni, head of Palermo's police detective unit, says Lo Piccolo's arrest is likely to stall Sicilian efforts to deepen links with the "Americani.
  • Stefansson's work could deepen our understanding of diseases that strike non-Icelanders.
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  • Barack Obama in Reuters India
    All of us are paying a price for this home mortgage crisis. And all of us will pay an even steeper price if we allow this crisis to deepen - a crisis which is unraveling homeownership, the middle class, and the American Dream itself,Obama...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in
    Hillary Clinton, secretary of state, said unless Iran showed a change of heart attention would turn to "exploring how you broaden and deepen sanctions".

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