de profundis

Latin phrase
de pro·​fun·​dis | \ ˌdā-prō-ˈfu̇n-dēs How to pronounce de profundis (audio) , -ˈfən-\

Definition of de profundis

: out of the depths : from a state of affliction and anguish

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