EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABYSS
Kirkwood groaned with despair of his inability to fathom the abyss of his self-contempt.
Pierre could divine that an abyss was opening, and dared not insist.
But if one falls, that is no reason to throw oneself in the abyss.
Invoke not the unhallowed spirits of the abyss; invoke the spotless synod of the Gods.
Between this time and that I am now speaking of was an abyss.
He would draw his friend away from the verge of the abyss at any cost.
Was not this the end of the earth, and were they not going to roll into the unknown, over the edge of some abyss?
The dead are dead, and the living are alive; and between them is a gulf—an abyss of nothingness.
"Oh, don't let us mind," said Margaret, distressed again by odours from the abyss.
It came on me like a storm of thunder and lightning, sweeping my happiness into the abyss.
late 14c., earlier abime (c.1300, from a form in Old French), from Late Latin abyssus "bottomless pit," from Greek abyssos (limne) "bottomless (pool)," from a- "without" (see a- (2)) + byssos "bottom," possibly related to bathos "depth."