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- Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to great depth; deep.
- Very deep; very serious
- Intellectually deep; entering far into subjects; reaching to the bottom of a matter, or of a branch of learning; thorough
a profound investigation
a profound scholar
- Characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervading
- Know, O Vizir (God be good to you!), that the certain indications of pregnancy are the following: the dryness of the vulva immediately after the coitus, the inclination to stretch herself, accesses of somnolency, heavy and profound sleep, the frequent contraction of the opening of the vulva to such an extent that not even a meroud could penetrate, the nipples of the breast become darker, and lastly, the most certain of all the marks is the cessation of the menstruation.
- (Can we date this quote?), Shakespeare
- Profound sciatica
- (Can we date this quote?), Henry Hart Milman
- Of the profound corruption of this class there can be no doubt.
- Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive
descending below the surface
characterized by intensity
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- (obsolete) The deep; the sea; the ocean.
- (obsolete) An abyss.
- (obsolete) To cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)
- (obsolete) To dive deeply; to penetrate.
profound m (oblique and nominative feminine singular profounde)
- (late Anglo-Norman) Alternative spelling of