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Depth, 1) the deepness, the measure of a thing from the surface downward; properly and figuratively: “to sound the d. of this knavery,” Shr. V, 1, 141. “a spirit raised from d. of under-ground,” H6B I, 2, 79. “to make less the d. of grief,” H6C II, 1, 85. “I was come to the whole d. of my tale,” Rom. II, 4, 104. “I were damned beneath all d. in hell,” Oth. V, 2, 137. “beyond my d.” H8 III, 2, 361 (i. e. where I could not touch the bottom). cf. “past d.” Tim. III, 5, 12 (== bottomless).
2) a deep place: “sounded all the --s and shoals of honour,” H8 III, 2, 437. “finds bottom in the uncomprehensive d.” Troil. III, 3, 198 (Ff deeps).
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