profoundest

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profoundest

  1. (obsolete) superlative form of profound: most profound Most profound.
    • 1850, Giles, Henry, “The Moral Spirit of Byron's Genius”, in Lectures and Essays, volume 1, Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, page 149:
      The capacity of sorrow belongs to our grandeur; and the loftiest of our race are those who have had the profoundest grief; because they have had the profoundest sympathies.
    • 1852, Hawthorne, Nathaniel, The Blithedale Romance[1], Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, ch. 2:
      The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is, to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when to be obeyed.
    • 1901 October, Chesnutt, Charles Waddell, The Marrow of Tradition, Boston; New York: Houghton, Mifflin, page 233:
      The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe.
    • 1994, Catherine Faber (music), “The Word of God”, performed by Echo's Children:
      The profoundest act of worship is to try to understand.