Noun Abyss Definition and Examples







A deep or seemingly bottomless chasm.
  1. 'The ship turned sideways, with its right side overlooking the deep abyss at the center of the Maelstrom, slowly traveling in the water's currents.'
  2. 'Whine, and I'll toss you down the deepest abyss.'
  3. 'We slipped into the clear, seemingly bottomless aquamarine abyss to snorkel.'
  4. 'This section of the proposed bill is a triumph of xenophobia over moral, legal, and economic reason - they are going off the deep end into the abyss.'
  5. 'No bits of light or matter can climb out of these deep gravitational abysses.'
  6. 'Surely this pensive fairytale of metaphysical obsession reaches the deepest abysses of ecstasy and darkness.'
  7. 'It was a lonely walk, deep into an abyss that beckoned like a black hole, a fallen star.'
  8. 'When he looks at you like that, you feel like you're standing at the verge of a bottomless abyss, a void so deep that it has its own mystical gravitation.'
  9. 'In the chill of the Arctic and Antarctic, as in the chill of the deep abyss, the sperm whale is warmed by what whalers call ‘the blanket’, which is eight inches of blubber.'
  10. 'He figured that the deep abyss he was falling into must have a bottom.'
  11. 'the abyss between the two nations'
  12. 'And all the while people suffer, the abyss between rich and poor yawns, and exploitation continues as the bitterest fact of everyday life.'
  13. 'Personally, there was a huge abyss between father and son.'
  14. 'Sideways will speak to anyone who has ever thought themselves a bit of a failure or gazed into the abyss between the mountain of their ambitions and the slag heap of their actual achievements.'
  15. 'The result, when successful, is a welcome bridging of the sometimes yawning abyss between writer and critic.'
  16. 'These valuations have opened an abyss between person and person over which an Achilles of free thought could not leap, shutter how he may.'
  17. 'The abyss of ethnographic otherness has been momentarily bridged.'
  18. 'There is an abyss between such rhetoric and the world we actually live in, an abyss called power.'
  19. 'This created the abyss between the real world and the supernal world.'
  20. 'The abyss between the generic business and the tight, small world of the famous classified growths is vast.'
  21. 'Admittedly, there is a huge abyss between thought and words.'
  22. 'Let a people abruptly thrown in the abysses of hell maintain the suspense for a fortnight or two, so that it can exercise its sovereign power with sovereignty!'
  23. 'This manuscript was conceived while I sat on a ledge overlooking the abyss of hell.'
  24. 'The gates of hell will crack open and demons will rise from the abyss to terrorize mortal men.'
  25. 'The abyss: Dante's hell is formed in the shape of an inverted cone whose point is at the center of the earth, which is the furthest place from God who is in the heavens.'
  26. 'Connolly drags you screaming to the edge of the abyss, then calmly pushes you in.'
  27. 'It has brought us again to the edge of the abyss - the possibility of a return of stagflation.'
  28. 'What are the possibilities and risks of according spirituality some therapeutic value for those on the edge of the abyss of self-destruction?'
  29. 'The US dollar index is poised at the edge of the abyss; with the amount of bearish babbling in the US and other press, the odds of a good bounce are increasing all the time.'
  30. 'While Tralee has the habit of going to the edge of the abyss and then pulling back dramatically, financially-troubled projects in the town are giving the area a very negative image.'
  31. 'I may enjoy dancing on the edge of the abyss, but I will never ever topple in, comprendi?'
  32. 'And it felt as if leukaemia was nudging me towards the edge of the abyss.'
  33. 'A rare sight in the streets of Monrovia, Liberians know only too well they've miraculously been pulled back from the edge of the abyss.'
((n.) A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable, and, specifically, hell, or the bottomless pit.|--|(n.) Infinite time; a vast intellectual or moral depth.|--|(n.) The center of an escutcheon.|--|)


1. a deep, immeasurable space, gulf, or cavity; vast chasm.

2. anything profound, unfathomable, or infinite: the abyss of time.

3. the primal chaos before Creation. the infernal regions; hell. a subterranean ocean.


"There can be abyss doubles."
"bloodsheds can have abysses."
"disasters can have abysses."
"violences can have abysses."
"corruptions can have abysses."
"boredoms can have abysses."
"abysses can be in letters."
"abysses can be between people."
"abysses can be with places."
"abysses can be with deteriorations."
"abysses can be on dates."
"wipeouts can have abysses."
"unemployments can have abysses."
"underclasses can have abysses."
"torments can have abysses."
"souls can have abysses."
"sensations can have abysses."
"self-destructions can have abysses."
"seasons can have abysses."
"rhetorics can have abysses."

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘infernal pit’): via late Latin from Greek abussos ‘bottomless’, from a- ‘without’ + bussos ‘depth’.

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