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abysmal -- as in: an abysmal lecture
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The Age of Innocence
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  • And he contemplated her absorbed young face with a thrill of possessorship in which pride in his own masculine initiation was mingled with a tender reverence for her abysmal purity.
  • The affair, in short, had been of the kind that most of the young men of his age had been through, and emerged from with calm consciences and an undisturbed belief in the abysmal distinction between the women one loved and respected and those one enjoyed—and pitied.

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  • Yes, the chances of success are abysmal.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • The grouping on my other shots was abysmal.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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