The thought of her was life and death in his frame, bright heaven and the abyss.
Do you know to what an abyss I was dragging you, poor angel?
Well for me it was not the Abyss which yawns at the end of Pillar Hall.
The life they had nourished was dropping into the abyss out of ken—they remained.
In its palmy days people were only speculating upon the borders of an abyss which had not yet opened visibly before them.
The abyss had swallowed up him whose life had been a long tissue of crime.
I know into what an abyss I plunge myself; but, though prudence bids me conceal my passion, honor overpowers its precepts.
Why should you throw yourself into this abyss of misfortunes and miseries, in which I am sinking?
Every rock along the shore appeared to sink into an abyss as the lightning passed by, and many of them were riven.
In fact, he had dug the abyss that was ever to lie between his step-mother and himself.
abyss late 14c., earlier abime (c.1300), from L.L. abyssus "bottomless pit," from Gk. abyssos (limne) "bottomless (pool)," from a- "without" (see a- (2)) + byssos "bottom," possibly related to bathos "depth."