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His eyes were fixed on his father, and there was a great tenderness in their depths.

It came as a cry from the depths of the girl's new experience.

If life held no heights for him, at least it held no depths.

There are depths of meanness in your character, Renny, that I never suspected.

Already the swinging of the censers could be heard coming from the depths of the church.

Eileen looked at Linda steadily, trying to see to the depths of her soul.

What lightnings lurked in the depths of those steel-gray eyes?

From the depths of her rebellion and forgiveness, slow tears rose.

From the depths of her observations of people she took comfort.

But of that last I am not sure, not having carried my investigations so far into the depths.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., apparently formed in Middle English on model of length, breadth; from Old English deop "deep" (see deep) + -th (2). Replaced older deopnes "deepness." Though the English word is relatively recent, the formation is in Proto-Germanic, *deupitho-, and corresponds to Old Saxon diupitha, Dutch diepte, Old Norse dypð, Gothic diupiþa.

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