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The Idiot
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  • Perhaps I have my own very profound object in view.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Around him was profound silence; the music in the Vauxhall was over.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • His ideas were all of the most serious kind; some were even mystical and profound.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Burdovsky silently resumed his seat, and bent his head as though in profound thought.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Now without some such rule and order, anyone might be shouted down, even in the loftiest and most profound thought….  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Tell me at once, why have you suddenly developed this 'profound respect,' eh?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • First, insane giggling, and then, all of a sudden, a display of 'profoundest respect.'  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "There is no silliness about it at all—only the profoundest respect," said Aglaya, very seriously.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You are a scoffer, a man of the world, a cavalry officer, and, though not without brains, you do not realize how profound is your thought, nor how true.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • These exclamations but feebly expressed the profound bewilderment into which the prince's words had plunged Burdovsky's companions.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then she said to Colia: "Go and take this hedgehog to the prince from me, and ask him to accept it as a token of my profound respect."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • One of these cannibals, who had reached a good age, declared of his own free will that during the course of his long and miserable life he had personally killed and eaten, in the most profound secrecy, sixty monks, not to mention several children; the number of the latter he thought was about six, an insignificant total when compared with the enormous mass of ecclesiastics consumed by him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'Profoundest respect!'  (not reviewed by editor)

  • What a fool I was to listen to you!" he added, with profound melancholy.  (not reviewed by editor)

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