Synonyms for chasm
Antonyms for chasm
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHASM
I ought, of course, to fling myself into the chasm like that Roman fellow; but, hang it!
Cautiously he drew back, still looking about for some means to cross the chasm.
The wind hurled them into a chasm, 117 and their bodies were never recovered.
When he reached the opening he dropped flat with his head over the chasm.
Tanner could not bridge the chasm between himself and his daughter.
On our right the shadows were beginning to steal into the chasm.
Removing his furs, he rolled them tightly, and threw them across the chasm.
In the blinding blizzard they could not see the width of the chasm.
For a moment the chasm is a battleground of the elements, a fierce, titanic struggle.
He turned from her to the chasm where the logs were tumbling along.
1590s, "deep crack in the earth," from Latin chasma, from Greek khasma "yawning hollow, gulf," related to khaskein "to yawn," and thus to chaos. In English in 17c. often spelled chasma. Figurative use from 1640s. Related: Chasmal; chasmic.