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Childhood's End
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  • The great luminous fish suddenly flashed on all its lights in a frantic signal of alarm, and departed like a meteor Into the darkness of the abyss.
  • Its great expressionless eyes, half a metre across, stared at its destroyer-though, in all probability, neither creature could see the other in the darkness of the abyss.
  • All through that century, the human race was drawing slowly nearer to the abyss-never even suspecting its existence.
  • Across that abyss, there is only one bridge.
  • He was standing, it seemed, unsupported among the uppermost peaks of the city, with nothing to protect him from the abyss.

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  • These were men who had built up wealth and social status over long careers and now found themselves looking into the abyss. [of the 1987 stock market crash]
    Alan Greenspan  --  The Age of Turbulence
  • The nerve-grinding squeal of the spike cutting through the ground sent a shiver up Thomas’s spine, though a second later the Griever tumbled into the abyss.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner

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