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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • For forty or fifty years past, from the times of former elders, no visitors had entered that cell without feelings of the profoundest veneration.
  • The whole conversation stirred him profoundly.

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  • The unexpected Karamazov case agitated him profoundly: "It was a case that might well be talked about all over Russia."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Profound dejection clung about his soul like a heavy mist.
  • A profound, intense dejection!
  • Mitya turned upon him a look of profound irony and intense hatred.
  • 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.
  • Kostya stared at Nastya and listened, pondering profoundly.

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  • Oh, Karamazov, I am profoundly unhappy.
  • A look of profound despondency came into the children’s faces.
  • But in my soul I have a profound contempt for the classics and all that fraudů.
  • A profound silence reigned in the court as soon as the public had taken their seats.
  • 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.
  • "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?"
  • What do you mean?" exclaimed Katerina Ivanovna, profoundly astonished, flushing crimson, and frowning.
  • 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 for scoundrels, but for pedantic poseurs, ’haunted by profound, unsolved doubts.’
  • 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?"
  • But profound as psychology is, it’s a knife that cuts both ways."
  • 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.

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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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