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profound
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Candide
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as in: profound sadness Define
of greatest intensity or emotional depth
  • ...presented it to her with a profound reverence.

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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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as in: profound idea Define
deep or far-reaching in intellect or consequence
  • ...he would give us good counsel in this emergency, for he was a profound philosopher.

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  • She shared a profound insight.
  • She is a profound thinker.

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  • The Perigordian Abbe, Candide and Martin entered; no one rose, no one saluted them, no one looked at them; all were profoundly occupied with their cards.
  • The servants being all gone, the six strangers, with Candide and Martin, remained in a profound silence.

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  • Candide, on his way home, made profound reflections on the old man’s conversation.
  • "Ah! captain," said Candide, "what ransom will you take for Monsieur de Thunder-ten-Tronckh, one of the first barons of the empire, and for Monsieur Pangloss, the profoundest metaphysician in Germany?"
  • Profound silence reigned; pallor was on the faces of the punters, anxiety on that of the banker, and the hostess, sitting near the unpitying banker, noticed with lynx-eyes all the doubled and other increased stakes, as each player dog’s-eared his cards; she made them turn down the edges again with severe, but polite attention; she showed no vexation for fear of losing her customers.

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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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