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- n. A pit with no visible (infinite) bottom; an abyss.
- n. Hell.
- n. An endless resource or supply.
- n. A person with an apparently boundless appetite; an entity or problem which consumes seemingly endless resources.
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Our way led on past a bottomless pit and along and over the main stream of the latest lava-flow for seven miles.
I confess they make me so far from being worthy to be called thy son, that I am altogether unworthy to have the name of thy meanest servant; and if thou shouldst but recompense me according to my desert, the earth, as weary of such a sinful burden, should open her mouth and swallow me up, like one of Dathan's family, into the bottomless pit of hell.
Almost a month since we took our relationship all the way, clear over the top, dropping me eye-deep into a bottomless pit of obsession.
A fourth Ujurrian emerged from the bottomless pit in the center of the room.
“Quite so, my son, quite so,” nodded Old Ham approvingly; “it's the bottomless pit to-day, all right, all right.”
Elsewhere, I found Cranach's Four Horsemen in red and black; Burgkmair's Harvest of the World in tones of green and gold; a vision of an arachnid beast, inspired by the twentieth-century artist Edouard Goerg, beside the words, “The beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them all, and kill them”; and a richly detailed variation on Duvet's frontispiece for his 1555 Apocalypse, depicting St. John against a backdrop of a great city, surrounded by emblems of death, including a swan with an arrow in its mouth.