French translation of 'abyss'
1. (literal) (in the ground) abîme m ⧫ gouffre m
2. (figurative) abîme m ⧫ gouffre m
to be on the brink of an abyss être au bord du gouffre
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Example Sentences Including 'abyss'
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In the autumn of 2008 Britain teetered on the edge of a very deep financial abyss.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The former Soviet Union stood on the edge of an economic abyss.The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)
Far more absorbing, though, is the unfathomable abyss between the outward appearance of some of the prisoners and the crimes they have committed.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The other niggling annoyance is the relative ease with which you can knock your chums off platforms into the bottomless abyss.The Sun (2009)
Yet somehow they all remain calm in the face of the abyss.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
And another home defeat left them staring the relegation abyss in the face.The Sun (2015)
But Portugal are teetering on the edge of the financial abyss while Spain are not far behind.The Sun (2010)
Beneath me is the deep blue abyss of the Aegean.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
After yesterday's performance that abyss has got deeper.The Sun (2009)
Britain was saddled with the biggest deficit in Europe and staring into a financial abyss.The Sun (2015)
But they seem a canny economic step when the West is at the brink of a financial abyss.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
It is only two years since Britain was staring into the economic abyss.The Sun (2012)
They have been faced with the abyss, and it has happened too soon in their lives.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
This was the moment when they peered into the abyss of global financial cataclysm - and then decided to take a step closer to the edge.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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'abyss' in Other Languages
British English: abyss NOUN
An abyss is a very deep hole in the ground.
Translation of abyss from the Collins English to French Dictionary