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profound
used in The Scarlet Letter

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  • There was a momentary silence, profound as what should follow the utterance of oracles.
    Chapter 23 -- The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter (1% in)
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  • The moans of the little patient subsided; its convulsive tossings gradually ceased; and in a few moments, as is the custom of young children after relief from pain, it sank into a profound and dewy slumber.
    Chapter 4 -- The Interview (32% in)
  • When, however, it forms its judgment, as it usually does, on the intuitions of its great and warm heart, the conclusions thus attained are often so profound and so unerring as to possess the character of truth supernaturally revealed.
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (87% in)
  • The profound depth of the minister's repose was the more remarkable, inasmuch as he was one of those persons whose sleep ordinarily is as light as fitful, and as easily scared away, as a small bird hopping on a twig.
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (93% in)
  • There are scholars among them, who had spent more years in acquiring abstruse lore, connected with the divine profession, than Mr. Dimmesdale had lived; and who might well, therefore, be more profoundly versed in such solid and valuable attainments than their youthful brother.
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (32% in)
  • Sad, indeed, that an introspection so profound and acute as this poor minister's should be so miserably deceived!
    Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (14% in)
  • At every step he was incited to do some strange, wild, wicked thing or other, with a sense that it would be at once involuntary and intentional, in spite of himself, yet growing out of a profounder self than that which opposed the impulse.
    Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (32% in)
  • "No matter, darling!" responded Mistress Hibbins, making Pearl a profound reverence.
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (57% in)
  • It was this profound and continual undertone that gave the clergyman his most appropriate power.
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (71% in)

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