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abysm

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noun \ə-ˈbi-zəm\

Definition of abysm

  1. :  abyss <the dark backward and abysm of time — Shakespeare>



Examples of abysm in a sentence

  1. <a recurrent dream in which he would fall helplessly into a dark and silent abysm>



Origin and Etymology of abysm

Middle English abime, from Anglo-French abisme, modification of Late Latin abyssus


First Known Use: 14th century



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