Part of speech: noun

A bottomless gulf; vast depth.

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Usage examples "abyss":

  1. Then the soul of Jeffrey Whiting went down into the abyss of despairing loneliness. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. Suddenly, however, the heavens above us appeared to be emptied, and not a star was seen to twinkle in the mighty abyss,- no gleam of light to break the unity of the infinite darkness. - "The Campaner Thal and Other Writings", Jean Paul Friedrich Richter.
  3. He would draw his friend away from the verge of the abyss at any cost. - "The Book of Khalid", Ameen Rihani.