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profound
used in Howards End

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profound sadness
Definition
of greatest intensity or emotional depth
  • I have no experience of this profound desire to which you allude.
    Chapter 13 (40% in)
profound = of greatest intensity or emotional depth
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  • London was but a foretaste of this nomadic civilisation which is altering human nature so profoundly, and throws upon personal relations a stress greater than they have ever borne before.
    Chapter 31 (76% in)
  • One had the sense of a backwater, or rather of an estuary, whose waters flowed in from the invisible sea, and ebbed into a profound silence while the waves without were still beating.
    Chapter 2 (20% in)
  • A long engagement if you like, but inquiries, questions, plans, lines of action—no, Aunt Juley, no." Away she hurried, not beautiful, not supremely brilliant, but filled with something that took the place of both qualities—something best described as a profound vivacity, a continual and sincere response to all that she encountered in her path through life.
    Chapter 2 (54% in)
  • ...like Mrs. Munt, and tap surreptitiously when the tunes come—of course, not so as to disturb the others—or like Helen, who can see heroes and shipwrecks in the music's flood; or like Margaret, who can only see the music; or like Tibby, who is profoundly versed in counterpoint, and holds the full score open on his knee; or like their cousin, Fraulein Mosebach, who remembers all the time that Beethoven is echt Deutsch; or like Fraulein Mosebach's young man, who can remember nothing but...
    Chapter 5 (2% in)
  • "Saddle of mutton," said he after profound reflection; "and cider to drink.
    Chapter 17 (39% in)

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