Noun Abysm Definition and Examples


Noun:

Abysm

Pronunciation:

/əˈbɪz(ə)m/

Definition:
1.

noun

An abyss.
  1. '‘What she offered,’ notes the author, ‘in her most sensual, primitive, uncivilized and, from the standpoint of normal aesthetics, distasteful acts slipped over the brink - and she could take you with her - into the abysms of the sacred.’'
  2. 'Crystal reached her shaking hand and took it as if it was her last salvation before she falls in the abysm.'
((n.) An abyss; a gulf.)


noun

1. an abyss.


Examples:

"abysms can be out of things."

Origin:
Middle English: from Old French abisme, medieval Latin abysmus, alteration of late Latin abyssus ‘bottomless pit’, the ending being assimilated to the Greek ending -ismos.

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