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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • A profound, intense dejection!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Profound dejection clung about his soul like a heavy mist.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Oh, Karamazov, I am profoundly unhappy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The whole conversation stirred him profoundly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Kostya stared at Nastya and listened, pondering profoundly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A look of profound despondency came into the children's faces.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But profound as psychology is, it's a knife that cuts both ways.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mitya turned upon him a look of profound irony and intense hatred.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But in my soul I have a profound contempt for the classics and all that fraud….  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A profound silence reigned in the court as soon as the public had taken their seats.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The unexpected Karamazov case agitated him profoundly: "It was a case that might well be talked about all over Russia."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • (And by the way, do you remember how your brother Mitya cried out: 'I will remember!') An attractive theory for scoundrels!—(I'm being abusive, that's stupid.) Not for scoundrels, but for pedantic poseurs, 'haunted by profound, unsolved doubts.'  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But when, at the end of a fortnight, the baby died of thrush, he himself laid the child in its little coffin, looked at it in profound grief, and when they were filling up the shallow little grave he fell on his knees and bowed down to the earth.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Society cuts him off completely by a force that triumphs over him mechanically and (so at least they say of themselves in Europe) accompanies this exclusion with hatred, forgetfulness, and the most profound indifference as to the ultimate fate of the erring brother.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • For forty or fifty years past, from the times of former elders, no visitors had entered that cell without feelings of the profoundest veneration.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Allow me to ask," began the counsel for the defense, with the most affable and even respectful smile, "you are, of course, the same Mr. Rakitin whose pamphlet, The Life of the Deceased Elder, Father Zossima, published by the diocesan authorities, full of profound and religious reflections and preceded by an excellent and devout dedication to the bishop, I have just read with such pleasure?"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It must be noted that Kolya understood and divined what was in Dardanelov's heart and, of course, despised him profoundly for his "feelings"; he had in the past been so tactless as to show this contempt before his mother, hinting vaguely that he knew what Dardanelov was after.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Of those visitors, many had been men of high rank and learning, some even freethinkers, attracted by curiosity, but all without exception had shown the profoundest reverence and delicacy, for here there was no question of money, but only, on the one side love and kindness, and on the other penitence and eager desire to decide some spiritual problem or crisis.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • What do you mean?" exclaimed Katerina Ivanovna, profoundly astonished, flushing crimson, and frowning.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • What have I to do with you?" was on the tip of his tongue, but to his profound astonishment he heard himself say, "Is my father still asleep, or has he waked?"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The monk, with an extremely courteous, profound bow, announced: "The Father Superior invites all of you gentlemen to dine with him after your visit to the hermitage.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In spite of his profound reverence for the memory of his deceased master, he yet bore witness that he had been unjust to Mitya and "hadn't brought up his children as he should.  (not reviewed by editor)

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