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  • He could see himself perched on a dizzying summit, having experienced much and possessed of a profound store of knowledge, but all around him was abyss.
  • But he felt that the abyss remained all around him.
  • Paul, hearing these words, realized that he had plunged once more into the abyss . blind time.

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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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