bottomlessness


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bottomlessness

(ˈbɒtəmləsnəs)
n
the quality of being very deep or bottomless
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Noun1.bottomlessness - the property of being very deep; without limit
deepness, profoundness, profundity - the quality of being physically deep; "the profundity of the mine was almost a mile"
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References in classic literature ?
It is remarkable how long men will believe in the bottomlessness of a pond without taking the trouble to sound it.
St Augustine saw the reason for this uneasy bottomlessness inside us.
But we got a real glimpse of the depth, the sheer bottomlessness, of this pit last week with the sentencing of former Ukip councillor Stephen Searle.
And even if it reaches that far, plummeting through the rich rings of its sinking to reach a bottomlessness whose core is death's perhaps deepest ore, there where the end gathers will my silver ever bring me any of the gold it shatters?
Chapter 5 similarly absorbs Sri Aurobindo's concept of "the Overmind" and Karl Jaspers's concept of "the Encompassing." Contra Aurobindo's conception, Corrington's "[o]vermind is not a delegate of anything [especially Aurobindo's 'Supermind'] but represents a force where evolution and involution meet." Jasper's "Encompassing" is more complexly related to nature naturing and nature natured: "the Encompassing is like nature naturing in that it opens out the plurality and "bottomlessness" of nature natured," yet "the Encompassing [also] "surrounds" nature naturing and nature natured."
They have to let go of the second pair, Nachsten/Bodenlosen, which links the idea of nearness to that of bottomlessness; but they recoup by grabbing the opportunity to rhyme "near" with "here"--a full rhyme that doesn't exist in Meister's poem in German but reinforces an idea of spatial intimacy very much at the poem's heart (it even sounds out the hidden homonym--"hear"--which is the literal physical sense that creates such proximity).
It may well be that the story of the humanities in North America revolves around how to situate ourselves among those 1968 debates, and that most of our sense of crisis arises in the bottomlessness of those debates, and (of course) the way they seemed to leave us with an empty heaven and a religion-less certainty even for the human.
replicate; scientific evidence, too, has a land of bottomlessness. If a
Beloved's travel is a testament to the irrepressibility of trauma and the bottomlessness of what it is we do not remember.