Definitions

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  • adj. Of or like a chasm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the nature of a chasm; chasm-like: as, a chasmal difference.

Etymologies

chasm +‎ -al (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Hebrew, chasmal, is from two roots, "smooth" and "brass" (compare Eze 1: 7; Re

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • (Heb. chasmal) occurs only in (Ezekiel 1: 4,27; 8: 2) It is usually supposed that the Hebrew word chasmal (denotes a metal) and not the fossil resin called amber.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • We passed chasmal, gaping, yawning holes, some with the sounds of water gurgling in their depths.

    Jay's Journal

  • In their presence, we could not realize at once that Ronda itself was a mountain, a mere mighty mass of rock, cleft in twain, with chasmal depths where we saw pygmy men and mules creeping out upon the valley that stretched upward to the foot of the Sierra.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • Days earlier Alec had called the countryside surrounding Yangshuo “Moonland,” an attempt, maybe, to convey its chasmal strangeness, the spectacular mass of pinnacles rising from an otherwise level river basin.

    Heaven Lake

  • Once we took a walk together across the yellow pastures to a chasmal creek on his grounds, where the ice still knit the clayey banks together like crystal mosses; and the stream far down clashed through and over the stones and the shards of ice.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • And we may here add that a system which begins in imaginary hypotheses and ends in them -- as that of bridging the chasmal difference between a gorilla and a

    Life: Its True Genesis

  • For if this ovulistic whirligig has bridged the chasmal difference between protoplasm and man, since the transition from inorganic matter to organic life, the process has only to be indefinitely extended to bridge the chasm between man and

    Life: Its True Genesis

  • He must be blind, indeed, who does not perceive the radical and chasmal differences between the truthful and the poetical modes of inculcation.

    Harvard Classics Volume 28 Essays English and American

  • And the student becomes too painfully aware, for his own educational good, of a chasmal separation between his textbook and his collateral reading.

    A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.

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