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  • Rachael had risen, and stood apart with her shawl and bonnet in her hand, when Stephen, himself profoundly astonished by this visit, put the candle on the table.
  • I have thought sometimes;’ Sissy very timid here; ’that perhaps I tried to learn too much, and that if I had asked to be allowed to try a little less, I might have — ’ ’No, Jupe, no,’ said Mr. Gradgrind, shaking his head in his profoundest and most eminently practical way.

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  • To be sure, the better and profounder part of her character was not within his scope of perception; for in natures, as in seas, depth answers unto depth; but he soon began to read the rest with a student’s eye.
  • Slackbridge, the orator, looked about him with a withering smile; and, holding out his right hand at arm’s length (as the manner of all Slackbridges is), to still the thundering sea, waited until there was a profound silence.
  • There was an universal cry of ’Alive or dead?’ and then a deep, profound hush.
  • Mr. Sleary, who with his mouth open and his rolling eye as immovably jammed in his head as his fixed one, had listened to these doctrines with profound attention, here stepped forward.

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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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