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  • adj. comparative form of profound: more profound


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  • But the mair I think on't, the profounder is my conviction that the strength o 'human nature lies either in the highest or lowest estate of life.

    Famous Reviews

  • They pursued their discoveries with avidity, because few had access to their opportunities in that respect, and because, the profounder were their researches, the more sure they were of being looked up to by the public as having that in them which was sacred and inviolable.

    Lives of the Necromancers

  • Their faces remained peculiarly relaxed and placid, incurious and pleasant, while in their eyes floated profounder dreams.


  • Saltus 'Anatomy of Negation was profounder than Kant.


  • It's having a much profounder effect than I conceived could happen.

    Geithner Staying as Treasury Secretary

  • Mr. Hochschild repeatedly laments the thwarted hopes of radicals and dissenters and the toll that the war inflicted on the young, but he fails to note its broader, profounder effects.

    War and Its Discontents

  • Rather than simply reveling in color's hedonistic pleasures, she seemed to be striving to express profounder truths.

    Pushing Past Abstraction

  • I wanted to draw everyone to some more illuminating and digestible reality, a profounder place perhaps, and telling them these stories -- about my mother, my grandmother from old Jerusalem, about a childhood where things were beautiful on the streets now strewn with victims -- I offered something

    Leora Skolkin-Smith explains the backstory to her first novel, Edges

  • Or was this a profounder madness than he had experienced?


  • For behind him, nerving him to this belief, were profounder forces than any the crowded house dreamed.

    The Mexican


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