noun \ə-ˈbi-zəm\

Definition of ABYSM

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

Examples of ABYSM

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

Origin of ABYSM

Middle English abime, from Anglo-French abisme, modification of Late Latin abyssus
First Known Use: 14th century


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