Synonyms for abysm

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I've been exploring the dark backwards and abysm of the Bronx—afoot.

Cf. “Tempest,” i, 2, 50: “In the dark backward and abysm of time.”

His voice dropped, and he seemed to drop too, into some abysm of thought.

"Four years," said Andrew looking into the dark backward and abysm of time.

It is easy to see how such conditions profoundly limit the development of organic being in the abysm of the ocean.

This makes their date one of incalculable antiquity; they are removed from us by a ‘dark backward and abysm of time.’

Phil and I had been classmates in the dark backward and abysm, and we were still, in a manner of speaking, friends.

I shall never count an iota against you "in the dark backward and abysm of Time."

A horseman dashed to the front; and, poising his horse upon the very edge, looked down into the abysm.

The flooring of these colossal garrets has crevices in it through which one can look down into the abysm, the church, below.

WORD ORIGIN

"bottomless gulf, greatest depths," now chiefly poetic, c.1300, from Old French abisme (Modern French abîme), from Vulgar Latin *abyssimus (source of Spanish and Portuguese abismo), which represents either a superlative of Latin abyssus or a formation on analogy of Greek-derived words in -ismus; see abyss.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ABYSM

abyss

nounsomething very deep, usually a feature of land
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