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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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as in: profound sadness Define
of greatest intensity or emotional depth
  • There was a long silence, profound and unbroken;

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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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  • It was the most stunning surprise of the decade, and so profound was the sensation that it lifted the new hero up to the judicial one’s altitude, and the school had two marvels to gaze upon in place of one.
  • There was not even a zephyr stirring; the dead noonday heat had even stilled the songs of the birds; nature lay in a trance that was broken by no sound but the occasional far-off hammering of a woodpecker, and this seemed to render the pervading silence and sense of loneliness the more profound.

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  • The public were profoundly concerned; they searched high and low, they dragged the river for his body.
  • Profound silence; silence so deep that even their breathings were conspicuous in the hush.
  • [Profound distress overhead.

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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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