Definition of bone-deep
- Donna slipped on a rock and fell on another, leaving a bone-deep cut on her right leg that required 21 stitches to close.
- —Jack McCallum, Sports Illustrated, 31 July 1989
- The woman … sustained bone-deep puncture wounds to a thigh and arm before a neighbor drove the dogs away with a baseball bat.
- —Winston-Salem Journal, 14 Sept. 2012
- bone-deep weariness
- The man has a bone-deep understanding of what motivates human beings.
- —Deirdre Donahue, USA Today, 21 Oct. 2010
- Ry Cooder's bone-deep sense of Americana has never kept him from outside ethnic influences.
- —Josef Woodard, Rolling Stone, 13 May 1993