toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

abyss
used in Great Expectations

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
a gorge so deep the bottom cannot be seen — often used figuratively to imply a frightening bottomless pit
  • Why should I loiter on my road, to compare the state of mind in which I had tried to rid myself of the stain of the prison before meeting her at the coach-office, with the state of mind in which I now reflected on the abyss between Estella in her pride and beauty, and the returned transport whom I harbored?
    Chapter 43 (3% in)

There are no more uses of "abyss" in Great Expectations.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®