De profundis

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • De profundis dē prō-fun′dis, 'Out of the depths,' the first words of the 130th Psalm—also used as a name for this penitential psalm.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.

Usage

In literature:

There was not a sound other than the de Profundis, still sounding from very far away.
"The Octopus" by Frank Norris
The Tramp begins stitching one of the tags in his coat, saying the "De Profundis" under his breath.
"In the Shadow of the Glen" by J. M. Synge
Immediately, in fulfilment of his promise, the doctor said a De Profundis.
"Celebrated Crimes, Complete" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
The De Profundis and the Libera are sung.
"The Duchess of Berry and the Court of Charles X" by Imbert De Saint-Amand
They said not the same thing, but it was the same cry de profundis.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
The "De Profundis" pealed from the high altar, and Henry the Great was gathered to his ancestors.
"The Life of Marie de Medicis, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Julia Pardoe
As a consequence we had no religious service, and if anybody said a De Profundis it was between his crackling lips under his frozen beard.
"The Woman Thou Gavest Me" by Hall Caine
I. SUSPIRIA DE PROFUNDIS.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
No "De Profundis" cry could ever ascend from the abyss to the bottom of which I had fallen.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
His own private band of musicians played a "De Profundis" of his own composition to waft his soul on its long journey.
"Royal Palaces and Parks of France" by Milburg Francisco Mansfield
De Profundis and Prison Letters.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
It is a mistake to regard De Profundis as a recantation.
"Suspended Judgments" by John Cowper Powys
I go to hear the De Profundis!
"The Regent's Daughter" by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
And what would this critic have said of the De Profundis of Maxim Gorky?
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
S.A., 158, De Profundis.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
DE PROFUNDIS AND PRISON LETTERS.
"Here and Hereafter" by Barry Pain
I. SUSPIRIA DE PROFUNDIS.
"Mr Punch's Pocket Ibsen - A Collection of Some of the Master's Best Known Dramas" by F. Anstey
Author De Profundis, etc.
"A Brief Handbook of English Authors" by Oscar Fay Adams
Strictly, the MS. of "De Profundis" ought to have remained among the archives of Reading Gaol.
"Oscar Wilde" by Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
DE PROFUNDIS (L.), out of the depths, a dirge.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
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