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abysmal -- as in: an abysmal lecture
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The House of Mirth
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  • Dorset was sunk in one of the abysmal silences which so commonly followed on what his wife called his "attacks" that it was easy, before the servants, to refer it to this cause; but Bertha herself seemed, perversely enough, little disposed to make use of this obvious means of protection.

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  • Yes, the chances of success are abysmal.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • The grouping on my other shots was abysmal.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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