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 Meanings and Examples of PROFOUND
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
profound
 a.  deep; not superficial; far-reaching
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Had not Pangloss been hanged," said Candide, "he would give us good counsel in this emergency, for he was a profound philosopher.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In IX
2  The servants being all gone, the six strangers, with Candide and Martin, remained in a profound silence.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XXVI
3  She dropped her bouquet; I picked it up, and presented it to her with a profound reverence.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XXVIII
4  Candide, on his way home, made profound reflections on the old man's conversation.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XXX
5  His condemnation, which had been a profound shock, had, in a manner, broken through, here and there, that wall which separates us from the mystery of things, and which we call life.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—WORKS CORRESPONDING TO WORDS
6  Therefore, the impression was terrible and profound; on the day following the execution, and on many succeeding days, the Bishop appeared to be crushed.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—WORKS CORRESPONDING TO WORDS
7  This brief slumber was profound.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—MONSEIGNEUR BIENVENU MADE HIS CASSOCKS LAST TOO...
8  Snuffing out his candle with his nostrils after the manner of convicts, he dropped, all dressed as he was, upon the bed, where he immediately fell into a profound sleep.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER V—TRANQUILLITY
9  He had for moving causes his habitual wrath, bitterness of soul, a profound sense of indignities suffered, the reaction even against the good, the innocent, and the just, if there are any such.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII—THE INTERIOR OF DESPAIR
10  The Bishop continued to sleep in profound peace beneath that terrifying gaze.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XI—WHAT HE DOES
11  His gaze, fixed ten or twelve paces in front of him, seemed to be scrutinizing with profound attention the shape of an ancient fragment of blue earthenware which had fallen in the grass.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIII—LITTLE GERVAIS
12  His brain was going through one of those violent and yet perfectly calm moments in which revery is so profound that it absorbs reality.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIII—LITTLE GERVAIS
13  These passages of happy couples are a profound appeal to life and nature, and make a caress and light spring forth from everything.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—THOLOMYES IS SO MERRY THAT HE SINGS A SPANISH ...
14  He enveloped in a blind and profound faith every one who had a function in the state, from the prime minister to the rural policeman.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—VAGUE FLASHES ON THE HORIZON
15  When the requirements of the service imperatively demanded it, and he could not do otherwise than meet the mayor, he addressed him with profound respect.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VII—FAUCHELEVENT BECOMES A GARDENER IN PARIS
Example Sentence: (28 in 2 pages)
1  Tolstoy's experiences of war had a profound effect on his work.
2  I feel a profound antipathy to using any weapon.
3  Reading makes a full amn, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.
4  Life is a profound book.
5  Despite the decay the mosque somehow retained a profound grandeur.
6  My father's death had a profound effect on us all.
7  His mother's death when he was aged six had a very profound effect on him.
8  Her speech made a profound impact on everyone.
9  The mother's behaviour has a profound impact on the developing child.
10  He had a profound influence on modern poets.
11  Even profound amnesiacs can usually recall how to perform daily activities.
12  It's a quite profound story, with powerful religious overtones.
13  Her sense of disappointment was profound.
14  Her simple style is deceptive: what she has to say is very profound.
15  Volunteers return to their normal lives in profound silence, as if they had been on a sacred retreat.