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de profundis

[dey proh-foo n-dis]
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Latin.
  1. out of the depths (of sorrow, despair, etc.).
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British Dictionary definitions for de profundis

de profundis

adverb
  1. out of the depths of misery or dejection
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Word Origin

from the first words of Psalm 130
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Word Origin and History for de profundis

the 130th Psalm, so called for its opening words, Latin, literally "out of the depths."

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