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abyss
used in Lord of the Flies

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Definition
a hole or dropoff so deep the bottom cannot be seen — often used figuratively to imply a frightening bottomless pit
  • Only when Jack himself roused a gaudy bird from a primitive nest of sticks was the silence shattered and echoes set ringing by a harsh cry that seemed to come out of the abyss of ages.
    p. 49.1
abyss = bottomless pit (figurative usage)
There are no more uses of "abyss" in Lord of the Flies.

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