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profound
used in Black Like Me

2 meanings, 12 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
profound idea
Definition
deep or far-reaching in intellect or consequence
  • "Maritain has some profound things to say about the religion of racists," he said, leafing the book.
profound = deep or far-reaching in intellect or insight
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2  —1 use as in:
profound sadness
Definition
of greatest intensity or emotional depth
  • I could only conclude that his attitude came from an overwhelming love for his child, so profound it spilled over to all humanity.
profound = of greatest intensity or emotional depth
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  • It turned and headed in the opposite direction and both of us heaved sighs of loud and profound relief.
  • Outside my open window, frogs and crickets made the silence more profound.
  • Even the senses underwent a change so profound it filled me with distress.
  • Not just superficially, but profoundly.
  • No one outside of the Negro community could imagine the profound effect this action had in killing the Negro's hope and breaking his morale.
  • When it was over, he remained still, in profound introspection.
  • I felt more profoundly than ever before the totality of my Negro-ness, the immensity of its isolating effects.
  • But it was becoming such a profound personal experience, it haunted even my dreams.
  • He knows that his belly, his lungs, his tired legs, his appetites, his prayers and his mind are cherished in some profound involvement with nature and God.
  • You have brought me a long distance to consult with community leaders about a problem that profoundly involves black men in this community, and yet no black man was invited.

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