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  • Faria replied to this sarcasm with a glance of profound contempt.
  • After continuing some time in profound meditation, the young man suddenly exclaimed, "I have found what you were in search of!"

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  • The two men remained opposite one another, Morrel trembling in every limb, the stranger gazing at him with an air of profound pity.
  • Diavolaccio advanced amidst the most profound silence, and laid Rita at the captain’s feet.
  • During these hours of profound meditation, which to him had seemed only minutes, he had formed a fearful resolution, and bound himself to its fulfilment by a solemn oath.
  • "Then," pursued the young man eagerly— "Then," answered the elder prisoner, "the will of God be done!" and as the old man slowly pronounced those words, an air of profound resignation spread itself over his careworn countenance.
  • I am profoundly ignorant of all these stock-jobbing intrigues.
  • "No, excellency; and never shall I forget it," returned Peppino, with an accent of profound gratitude.
  • Albert listened with the most profound attention.
  • When he had gone, Monte Cristo breathed a profound sigh, and said,—"Enough of this poison, let me now seek the antidote."

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  • The Count, with a smile of profound tenderness, extended his hand, and she carried it to her lips.
  • The doctors open the body and say with an air of profound learning, ’The subject has died of a tumor on the liver, or of typhoid fever!’
  • "Yes, I understand," was the reply contained in his look; and this look expressed a feeling of strong indignation, mixed with profound contempt.
  • There was a profound silence.
  • The king (Don Carlos) has not left Bourges, and the peninsula is in the enjoyment of profound peace.
  • "There is not a hope," replied Faria, shaking his head, "but no matter; God wills it that man whom he has created, and in whose heart he has so profoundly rooted the love of life, should do all in his power to preserve that existence, which, however painful it may be, is yet always so dear."
  • Then, by the gleam of a lamp, similar to that which lighted the columbarium, Albert was to be seen wrapped up in a cloak which one of the bandits had lent him, lying in a corner in profound slumber.
  • Oh, I would fight for such a cause; but in return for a slow, profound, eternal torture, I would give back the same, were it possible; an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, as the Orientalists say,—our masters in everything,—those favored creatures who have formed for themselves a life of dreams and a paradise of realities.
  • A freezing politeness, a strict fidelity to government principles, a profound contempt for theories and theorists, a deep-seated hatred of ideality,—these were the elements of private and public life displayed by M. de Villefort.
  • "Why, he was not altogether forsaken," continued Caderousse, "for Mercedes the Catalan and Monsieur Morrel were very kind to him; but somehow the poor old man had contracted a profound hatred for Fernand—the very person," added Caderousse with a bitter smile, "that you named just now as being one of Dantes’ faithful and attached friends."
  • Noirtier looked at her with a glance of the most profound scrutiny.
  • The most profound terror reigned throughout the house.
  • After Mercedes had left Monte Cristo, he fell into profound gloom.
  • The contract was read during a profound silence.
  • The figure advanced towards the bed and appeared to listen with profound attention.
  • Then walking towards Morrel, he took his hand; the tumultuous agitation of the young man was succeeded by a profound stupor.
  • "You cannot imagine, mother, how beautiful I think you!" said the young man, impressed with a profound feeling of filial love.
  • There was a moment’s silence, during which one could have fancied the hall empty, so profound was the stillness.
  • His grief was so profound that he was nearly unconscious.
  • The clerk continued to write for the next five minutes; the man preserved profound silence, and remained perfectly motionless.
  • There was an impressive silence; Morcerf alone knew not why such profound attention was given to an orator who was not always listened to with so much complacency.
  • Mercedes opened the door of the study and had disappeared before he had recovered from the painful and profound revery into which his thwarted vengeance had plunged him.
  • ’Madame,’ replied the president, bowing with profound respect, ’allow me to ask one question; it shall be the last: Can you prove the authenticity of what you have now stated?
  • Danglars listened with the most profound attention; he had expected this declaration for the last two or three days, and when at last it came his eyes glistened as much as they had lowered on listening to Morcerf.
  • "You remember," said the count, during the most profound silence, "that the unhappy wretch who came to rob me died at my house; the supposition is that he was stabbed by his accomplice, on attempting to leave it."
  • The dim light, the profound silence, and the gloomy thoughts inspired by the hour, and still more by her own conscience, all combined to produce a sensation of fear; the poisoner was terrified at the contemplation of her own work.
  • The judges took their places in the midst of the most profound silence; the jury took their seats; M. de Villefort, the object of unusual attention, and we had almost said of general admiration, sat in the arm-chair and cast a tranquil glance around him.
  • …sparkled gloomy fires of misanthropy and hatred; his complexion, so long kept from the sun, had now that pale color which produces, when the features are encircled with black hair, the aristocratic beauty of the man of the north; the profound learning he had acquired had besides diffused over his features a refined intellectual expression; and he had also acquired, being naturally of a goodly stature, that vigor which a frame possesses which has so long concentrated all its…
  • What, above all, manifested the shrewdness of the steward, and the profound science of the master, the one in carrying out the ideas of the other, was that this house which appeared only the night before so sad and gloomy, impregnated with that sickly smell one can almost fancy to be the smell of time, had in a single day acquired the aspect of life, was scented with its master’s favorite perfumes, and had the very light regulated according to his wish.
  • …mortal; and if it were not, would be sure to become so, thanks to the remedies applied by foolish doctors, who are generally bad chemists, and which will act in favor of or against the malady, as you please; and then there is a human being killed according to all the rules of art and skill, and of whom justice learns nothing, as was said by a terrible chemist of my acquaintance, the worthy Abbe Adelmonte of Taormina, in Sicily, who has studied these national phenomena very profoundly.
  • "Alas," returned the captain with an accent of the most profound pity, "we ought always to help one another.
  • "Sire," said Villefort, "the suddenness of this event must prove to your majesty that the issue is in the hands of Providence; what your majesty is pleased to attribute to me as profound perspicacity is simply owing to chance, and I have profited by that chance, like a good and devoted servant—that’s all.
  • Franz untied it, and in the midst of the most profound silence read: " ’Extract from the Report of a meeting of the Bonapartist Club in the Rue Saint-Jacques, held February 5th, 1815.’
  • "Oh, look at me," continued she, with a feeling of profound melancholy, "my eyes no longer dazzle by their brilliancy, for the time has long fled since I used to smile on Edmond Dantes, who anxiously looked out for me from the window of yonder garret, then inhabited by his old father.

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deep or far-reaching in intellect or consequence
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of greatest intensity or emotional depth
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