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01. The death of her father at an early age had a [profound] effect on Baptista.
02. There is a [profound] difference in thinking between the two leaders, which makes reaching an agreement extremely difficult.
03. People were [profoundly] shocked by the news of the President's role in the scandal.
04. My life has been [profoundly] affected by the political events of my generation.
05. She is a [profoundly] religious woman who believes that God is with her at every moment.
06. The book is full of [profound] insights on the reasons for the continued suffering of mankind.
07. Social forces influence us and our lives in [profound] ways, many of which are not obvious.
08. Education in this country has undergone several [profound] and fundamental changes in recent decades.
09. The growing popularity of violence and sex in mainstream entertainment is a [profoundly] disturbing trend.
10. Eda LeShan once remarked that when we truly care for ourselves, it becomes possible to care far more [profoundly] about other people.
11. Krishnamurti once observed that it is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a [profoundly] sick society.
12. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that in analyzing history, one should not be too [profound], for often the causes are quite superficial.
13. William Hazlitt once said that simplicity of character is the natural result of [profound] thought.
14. Since 1973, the United Arab Emirates has undergone a [profound] change from a poor region of small desert principalities to a modern state with a high standard of living.
15. David Suzuki notes that human beings have a [profound] need for an intimate bond with the natural world.
16. Ensuring children receive a quality education has a [profound] impact not only on the children themselves, but on society in general.
17. The last ice age had a [profound] effect upon the settlement patterns of man.
18. Music of the seventeenth century was [profoundly] influenced by changes which were occurring in intellectual and artistic realms.

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  • Profound — Pro*found , a. [F. profond, L. profundus; pro before, forward + fundus the bottom. See {Found} to establish, {Bottom} lowest part.] 1. Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep. A gulf profound. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • profound — [prō found′, prəfound′] adj. [ME < OFr profund < L profundus < pro , forward (see PRO 2) + fundus, BOTTOM] 1. very deep or low [a profound abyss, sleep, etc.] 2. marked by intellectual depth [a profound discussion] 3. i …   English World dictionary

  • profound — [adj1] intellectual, thoughtful abstruse, acroamatic, deep, difficult, discerning, enlightened, erudite, esoteric, heavy*, hermetic, informed, intellectual, intelligent, knowing, knowledgeable, learned, mysterious, occult, Orphic, penetrating,… …   New thesaurus

  • Profound — Pro*found , n. 1. The deep; the sea; the ocean. [1913 Webster] God in the fathomless profound Hath all this choice commanders drowned. Sandys. [1913 Webster] 2. An abyss. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • profound — (adj.) c.1300, characterized by intellectual depth, from O.Fr. profund (late 12c.), from L. profundus deep, bottomless, vast, also obscure, profound, from pro forth (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + fundus bottom (see FUND (Cf. fund) (n.)). The literal and… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Profound — Pro*found , v. t. To cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Profound — Pro*found , v. i. To dive deeply; to penetrate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • profound — I (esoteric) adjective abstruse, acroamatic, acroamatical, acroatic, astute, complicated, erudite, esoteric, gnostic, intellectual, intellectually deep, knowing, learned, oracular, penetrating, perceptive, philosophical, recondite, reflective,… …   Law dictionary

  • profound — *deep, abysmal Analogous words: penetrating, probing, piercing (see ENTER): scrutinizing, inspecting, examining (see SCRUTINIZE) Antonyms: shallow …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • profound — ► ADJECTIVE (profounder, profoundest) 1) very great or intense. 2) showing great knowledge or insight. 3) demanding deep study or thought. 4) archaic very deep. DERIVATIVES profoundly adverb …   English terms dictionary