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Great Expectations
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profound
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Great Expectations
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  • We always derived profound satisfaction from making an appointment for this purpose.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I had cherished a profound conviction that her bringing me up by hand gave her no right to bring me up by jerks.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As he had nothing else than his majority to come into, the event did not make a profound sensation in Barnard's Inn.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Every Christmas Day he presented himself, as a profound novelty, with exactly the same words, and carrying the two bottles like dumb-bells.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Now you are to understand, secondly, Mr. Pip, that the name of the person who is your liberal benefactor remains a profound secret, until the person chooses to reveal it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Well," said Joe, with the same appearance of profound cogitation, "he is notóno, not to deceive you, he is notómy nevvy."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As there was full an hour and a half between me and daylight, I dozed again; now, waking up uneasily, with prolix conversations about nothing, in my ears; now, making thunder of the wind in the chimney; at length, falling off into a profound sleep from which the daylight woke me with a start.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And could I look upon her without compassion, seeing her punishment in the ruin she was, in her profound unfitness for this earth on which she was placed, in the vanity of sorrow which had become a master mania, like the vanity of penitence, the vanity of remorse, the vanity of unworthiness, and other monstrous vanities that have been curses in this world?  (not reviewed by editor)

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