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Aug 10, 2016
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dabster
salad days
depthless
grog
sententious

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depthless

PRONUNCIATION:
(DEPTH-les)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Immeasurably deep.
2. Shallow; superficial.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English deop (deep) + laes (less). Earliest documented use: 1619.

USAGE:
“And then there was the ache I was feeling, intense and depthless.”
Jennifer Echols; Dirty Little Secret; MTV Books; 2013.

“Many of the characters appeared depthless, as the lines were given rather flatly.”
Linda Maleh; ‘Nightingale’ Shows Violence of Greek Myth; The Justice (Waltham, Massachusetts); Nov 3, 2015.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Monsters remain human beings. In fact, to reduce them to a subhuman level is to exonerate them of their acts of terrorism and mass murder -- just as animals are not deemed morally responsible for killing. Insisting on the humanity of terrorists is, in fact, critical to maintaining their profound responsibility for the evil they commit. And, if they are human, then they must necessarily not be treated in an inhuman fashion. You cannot lower the moral baseline of a terrorist to the subhuman without betraying a fundamental value. -Andrew Sullivan, writer (b. 10 Aug 1963)

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