- 1A deep fissure in the earth’s surface: a chasm a mile long • figurative he was engulfed in a chasm of despairMore example sentences
gorge, abyss, canyon, ravine, gully, gulf, pass, defile, couloir, crevasse, cleft, rift, rent; pit, void, crater, cavity, hole, opening, gap, fissure, crevice, hollow; Southern English chine, bunny; Northern English clough, gill, thrutch; Scottish cleuch, heugh; North American gulch, coulee, flume; American Spanish arroyo, barranca, quebrada; Indian nullah, khud; South African sloot, kloof, donga• rare khor
- The movie also shows a panoramic view of the mountains, deep chasms and valleys going into oblivion and the sounds of crackling icicles and snowstorms.
- The photos from these fly-bys have revealed amazing detail in the structures of craters, grooves, and chasms crossing the frigid surfaces of these little worlds.
- The tunnel floor became a bridge over an incredible chasm that was so deep that no bottom could be seen.
- 1.1A profound difference between people, viewpoints, feelings, etc.: the chasm between rich and poorMore example sentences
- This is what, maybe, contributes to the chasm between leaders and followers and the general social decay.
- The closer war seems to get, the larger the chasm between sides grows.
- At some point, however, it will become increasingly difficult to bridge the chasm between their faith and their values.
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- Whilst it's wonderful to see bloggers make the chasmic leap across to the print world, it must be remembered that bloggers are primarily armchair commentators rather than well connected investigators.
- Wells and Forster were of course reflecting on the chasmic class divisions of the society of Edwardian London, then the richest in the world.
- The material gulf between the have-nots and the exponentially burgeoning middle class has turned chasmic.
late 16th century (denoting an opening up of the sea or land, as in an earthquake): from Latin chasma, from Greek khasma 'gaping hollow'.