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War and Peace
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  • You have not helped her to find the way of truth, my dear sir, but have thrust her into an abyss of deceit and misery.
  • All I say is that it is not argument that convinces me of the necessity of a future life, but this: when you go hand in hand with someone and all at once that person vanishes there, into nowhere, and you yourself are left facing that abyss, and look in.
  • A thousand times during that month and a half while he felt himself drawn nearer and nearer to that dreadful abyss, Pierre said to himself: "What am I doing?

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  • These were men who had built up wealth and social status over long careers and now found themselves looking into the abyss. [of the 1987 stock market crash]
    Alan Greenspan  --  The Age of Turbulence
  • The nerve-grinding squeal of the spike cutting through the ground sent a shiver up Thomas’s spine, though a second later the Griever tumbled into the abyss.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner

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