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Heart of Darkness
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as in: profound sadness Define
of greatest intensity or emotional depth
  • the hidden evil, to the profound darkness of its heart.

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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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  • Forthwith a change came over the waters, and the serenity became less brilliant but more profound.
  • ’What you say is rather profound, and probably erroneous,’ he said, with a laugh.

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  • Perhaps on some quiet night the tremor of far-off drums, sinking, swelling, a tremor vast, faint; a sound weird, appealing, suggestive, and wild—and perhaps with as profound a meaning as the sound of bells in a Christian country.
  • ’Eat ’im!’ he said curtly, and, leaning his elbow on the rail, looked out into the fog in a dignified and profoundly pensive attitude.
  • We could have fancied ourselves the first of men taking possession of an accursed inheritance, to be subdued at the cost of profound anguish and of excessive toil.
  • Something big appeared in the air before the shutter, the rifle went overboard, and the man stepped back swiftly, looked at me over his shoulder in an extraordinary, profound, familiar manner, and fell upon my feet.
  • It was grave, profound, vibrating, while the man did not seem capable of a whisper.
  • ’Go away—hide yourself,’ he said, in that profound tone.
  • Their glance was guileless, profound, confident, and trustful.
  • There was a pause of profound stillness, then a match flared, and Marlow’s lean face appeared, worn, hollow, with downward folds and dropped eyelids, with an aspect of concentrated attention; and as he took vigorous draws at his pipe, it seemed to retreat and advance out of the night in the regular flicker of the tiny flame.

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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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