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used in The Return of the King

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a hole or dropoff so deep the bottom cannot be seen — often used figuratively to imply a frightening bottomless pit
  • Go back to the abyss prepared for you!
    5.4 — Book 5 Chapter 4 — The Siege of Gondor (98% in)
  • Out from the Dark Tower's huge western gate it came over a deep abyss by a vast bridge of iron, and then passing into the plain it ran for a league between two smoking chasms, and so reached a long sloping causeway that led up on to the Mountain's eastern side.
    6.3 — Book 6 Chapter 3 — Mount Doom (61% in)
  • Gollum on the edge of the abyss was fighting like a mad thing with an unseen foe.
    6.3 — Book 6 Chapter 3 — Mount Doom (91% in)
  • I stand upon some dreadful brink, and it is utterly dark in the abyss before my feet, but whether there is any light behind me I cannot tell.
    6.5 — Book 6 Chapter 5 — The Steward and the King (29% in)

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