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Nature, a difference of fifty years, had set a profound gulf between Jean Valjean and Cosette; destiny filled in this gulf.

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 Meanings and Examples of GULF
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gulf
 n.  an arm of a sea or ocean partly enclosed by land; larger than a bay
Classic Sentence: (39 in 3 pages)
1  The soul, going down stream in this gulf, may become a corpse.
Les Misérables 1 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VIII—BILLOWS AND SHADOWS
2  He plunged into the night as into a gulf.
Les Misérables 1 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER V—HINDRANCES
3  Nature, a difference of fifty years, had set a profound gulf between Jean Valjean and Cosette; destiny filled in this gulf.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER III—TWO MISFORTUNES MAKE ONE PIECE OF GOOD FORTUN...
4  What he had just seen was no longer the ingenuous and simple eye of a child; it was a mysterious gulf which had half opened, then abruptly closed again.
Les Misérables 3 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—EFFECT OF THE SPRING
5  The social Ugolino is in this gulf.
Les Misérables 3 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE LOWEST DEPTHS
6  He beheld civil war laid open like a gulf before him, and into this he was about to fall.
Les Misérables 4 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER III—THE EXTREME EDGE
7  Every sort of gulf had opened again within him.
Les Misérables 4 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER I—A DRINKER IS A BABBLER
8  He cautiously put forward one foot, fearing a hole, a sink, some gulf; he discovered that the paving continued.
Les Misérables 5 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I—THE SEWER AND ITS SURPRISES
9  This crevice, the hiatus of a gulf of mire, was called a fontis, in the special tongue.
Les Misérables 5 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—IN THE CASE OF SAND AS IN THAT OF WOMAN, THERE ...
10  The distant quays, Paris, that gulf in which one so easily hides oneself, the broad horizon, liberty.
Les Misérables 5 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—ONE SOMETIMES RUNS AGROUND WHEN ONE FANCIES T...
11  Now Javert threw himself back, and he was suddenly terrified by this unprecedented apparition: a gulf on high.
Les Misérables 5 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—JAVERT
12  What lay below was not water, it was a gulf.
Les Misérables 5 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—JAVERT
13  The gulf of the social unknown had silently closed above those beings.
Les Misérables 5 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VIII—TWO MEN IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND
14  Both held their peace, each plunged in a gulf of thoughts.
Les Misérables 5 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—THE SEVENTH CIRCLE AND THE EIGHTH HEAVEN
15  No one knows that this man is a gulf.
Les Misérables 5 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER II—ANOTHER STEP BACKWARDS
Example Sentence:
1  There is a gulf between the two cities.
2  Within society, there is a growing gulf between rich and poor.
3  There appeared to be a growing gulf between the prosperous south and the declining towns of the north.
4  For the first time it recoiled, baffled; and for the first time glancing behind, on each side, and before it, it saw all round an unfathomed gulf.
5  Hurricane Katrina, which lashed the gulf coast of America in late August was the costliest natural disaster in US history.