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Definition of Abyss

Abyss

  1. A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable, and, specifically, hell, or the bottomless pit.
  2. Infinite time; a vast intellectual or moral depth.
  3. The center of an escutcheon.

Abyss Quotations

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
Friedrich Nietzsche

When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
Honore de Balzac

Every so often, we all gaze into the abyss. It's a depressing fact of life that eventually the clock expires; eventually the sand in the hourglass runs out. It's the leaving behind of everything that matters to us that hurts the most.
Ben Shapiro

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.
Thomas Merton
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Abyss Translations

abyss in Danish is afgrund
abyss in Dutch is afgrond, kolk
abyss in German is Abgrund {m}
abyss in Italian is abisso
abyss in Latin is profundum, vorago
abyss in Norwegian is avgrunn
abyss in Spanish is derrumbadero, abismo
abyss in Swedish is svalg, avgrund
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