- the primal chaos before Creation.
- the infernal regions; hell.
- a subterranean ocean.
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Hollywood, too, became enraptured by the exotic abyss of Stanleyville.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But, Ali warns all that can change quickly if Anbar continues to crumble, “right now, we are looking into the Abyss.”Iraqis Swear: Baghdad Airport is Safe From ISIS|Susannah George|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And my beloved Zimbabwe has sunk from a promising beacon into an abyss of greed and dictatorship.How I Got Addicted to Africa (and Wrote a Thriller About It)|Todd Moss|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But when patients open their jaws, he totters on the abyss and gets no steadying hand from God.Joshua Ferris’s New Novel Chronicles an Existential Dentist in Despair|Tom LeClair|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And when I made the Abyss, which had a giant wave scene in it, those stopped.James Cameron on How to Find Flight MH370, Climate Change, Leonardo DiCaprio, and More|Marlow Stern|April 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He sees no longer the brink of the abyss beside which the path of progress picks its painful way.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
In the abyss of her heart, too deep at first for recognition, the girl loved him, and had loved him from the very beginning.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
The path leading to it is over a small ledge of rock, skirted on each side by a yawning abyss.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
The poor, tearful desire lays a pale hand on reason's lips and gazes wistfully into the mysterious abyss of the Great Silence.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
She points to her pinions stretched over the abyss of primeval fire, her eyes blinded by its awful glare, and remains silent.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward