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depth

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1 distance measured from the top to the bottom of something
  • be sure to check the depth of the water before diving off the dock

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2 the quality of being great in extent (as of insight)
  • the depth of the poet's understanding of human nature has given his works a timeless appeal

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3 the most intense or characteristic phase of something
  • I was in the depths of profound thought when I was interrupted

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4 the lowest point or level
  • the author describes how she slowly rose from the depth of her depression

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5 the most extreme or advanced point
  • even in the depth of the Great Depression people never lost hope

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The first known use of depth was in the 14th century

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“Depth.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/depth. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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