Definition of 'abyss'
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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)The other niggling annoyance is the relative ease with which you can knock your chums off platforms into the bottomless abyss. The Sun (2009)Britain was saddled with the biggest deficit in Europe and staring into a financial abyss. The Sun (2015)It is only two years since Britain was staring into the economic abyss. The Sun (2012)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)They have been faced with the abyss, and it has happened too soon in their lives. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But they seem a canny economic step when the West is at the brink of a financial abyss. Times, Sunday Times (2010)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)In the autumn of 2008 Britain teetered on the edge of a very deep financial abyss. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But Portugal are teetering on the edge of the financial abyss while Spain are not far behind. The Sun (2010)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)
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Translations for 'abyss'
British English: abyss NOUN
An abyss is a very deep hole in the ground.
Definition of abyss from the Collins English Dictionary
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