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as in: profound idea Define
deep or far-reaching in intellect or consequence
  • The mild alcoholic fog prevented any profound analysis of what had happened,

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

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as in: profound sadness Define
of greatest intensity or emotional depth
  • ...such natural catastrophes as earthquakes or floods, which might have a profound effect on large numbers of people...

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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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unspecified meaning
  • Profounder things had also passed.
  • Though it had always been obvious to any rational mind that all the world’s religious writings could not be true, the shock was nevertheless profound.

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  • George eyed the device with profound distrust.
  • Yet sometimes there were suggestions of profound, even disturbing truths: RIMEMBERMANISNOTALONENEARMANISCOUNTRYOFOTHERS.

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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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