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abyss
used in War and Peace

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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
  • You have not helped her to find the way of truth, my dear sir, but have thrust her into an abyss of deceit and misery.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (9% in)
  • A thousand times during that month and a half while he felt himself drawn nearer and nearer to that dreadful abyss, Pierre said to himself: "What am I doing?
    Book Three — 1805 (9% in)
  • All I say is that it is not argument that convinces me of the necessity of a future life, but this: when you go hand in hand with someone and all at once that person vanishes there, into nowhere, and you yourself are left facing that abyss, and look in.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (59% in)

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