[ dey proh-foo n-dis ]
/ deɪ proʊˈfʊn dɪs /
out of the depths (of sorrow, despair, etc.).
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British Dictionary definitions for de profundis
/ Latin (deɪ prɒˈfʊndɪs) /
out of the depths of misery or dejection
Word Origin for de profundis
from the first words of Psalm 130
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