noun. ['əˈbɪs'] a bottomless gulf or pit; any unfathomable (or apparently unfathomable) cavity or chasm or void extending below (often used figuratively).
Rhymes with Abyss
How do you pronounce abyss?
Pronounce abyss as əˈbɪs.
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Sentences with abyss
1. Noun, singular or mass
Nobody wants to pull open a drawer and have all their cooking utensils slide backward into the abyss.
Quotes about abyss
1. Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
2. Be with me always - take any form - drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!
- Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
3. The secret to success, to parenting, to life, is to not count up the cost. Don't focus on all the steps it will take. Don't stare into the abyss at the giant leap it will take. That view will keep you from taking the next small step.
- Regina Brett