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as in: profound sadness Define
of greatest intensity or emotional depth
  • ...and it occurred to me that there was no difference between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well.

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  • Her apology was heartfelt—expressing profound sorrow and regret.
  • It was a profound spiritual experience that changed her life.

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as in: profound idea Define
deep or far-reaching in intellect or consequence
  • Tom’s getting very profound.

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  • She shared a profound insight.
  • She is a profound thinker.

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unspecified meaning
  • I had taken two finger-bowls of champagne, and the scene had changed before my eyes into something significant, elemental, and profound.
  • He was profoundly affected by the fact that Tom was there.

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  • It was the hour of a profound human change, and excitement was generating on the air.
  • They had never been closer in their month of love, nor communicated more profoundly one with another, than when she brushed silent lips against his coat’s shoulder or when he touched the end of her fingers, gently, as though she were asleep.

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as in: profound idea Define
deep or far-reaching in intellect or consequence
as in: profound sadness Define
of greatest intensity or emotional depth
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