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as in: profound sadness Define
of greatest intensity or emotional depth
  • I am profoundly stirred!

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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
  • This is profound thinking if you understand how unstable "the truth" can be.

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

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  • It took the most profound of her Bene Gesserit training to quiet her pulse and smooth her breathing.
  • The landscape had undergone a profound shifting.

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  • They bring us the Arrakeen mystical fusion whose profound beauty is typified by the stirring music built on the old forms, but stamped with the new awakening.
  • A profound clarity filled Kynes’ mind.
  • The profound implications of the word and the language were just beginning to register with her after the tension of their encounter.
  • And that was a more subtle and profound matter.
  • In an abrupt and profound silence, Chani turned, stared at Paul.
  • She saw a profound clue to Fremen technology in the simple fact: they were perfectionists.
  • 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.
  • He shook his head sharply, focusing his attention on the evidences that spoke of profound depth and breadth in this Fremen culture that had swallowed them.

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  • She knew what it was—she had succumbed to that profound drive shared by all creatures who are faced with death—the drive to seek immortality through progeny.
  • Riots and comedy are but symptoms of the times, profoundly revealing.
  • Every fiber of her body accepted the fact that something profound had happened to it.
  • A profound compassion for her swept through him.
  • Jessica glared at her son, shocked by the profound change in him.
  • But there are more profound points of accord between the Kitab al-Ibar of the Fremen and the teachings of Bible, Ilm, and Fiqh.
  • There is a fifth force which shaped religious belief, but its effect is so universal and profound that it deserves to stand alone.
  • Jubilation at this "sign of profound accord" proved premature.
  • Analysis of their "trial of fact" on the Arrakis Affair betrays the school’s profound ignorance of its own role.
  • Watercounters have profound significance (far beyond the idea of money) especially in birth, death, and courtship ritual.

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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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