I believe that the hour comes when the knell of kings is to peal; that an evil genius pushes monarchy unto the abysm.
His voice dropped, and he seemed to drop too, into some abysm of thought.
I've been exploring the dark backwards and abysm of the Bronx—afoot.
"Four years," said Andrew looking into the dark backward and abysm of time.
The flooring of these colossal garrets has crevices in it through which one can look down into the abysm, the church, below.
It is easy to see how such conditions profoundly limit the development of organic being in the abysm of the ocean.
Phil and I had been classmates in the dark backward and abysm, and we were still, in a manner of speaking, friends.
This makes their date one of incalculable antiquity; they are removed from us by a ‘dark backward and abysm of time.’
Cf. “Tempest,” i, 2, 50: “In the dark backward and abysm of time.”
I shall never count an iota against you "in the dark backward and abysm of Time."
"bottomless gulf, greatest depths," now chiefly poetic, c.1300, from Old French abisme (Modern French abîme), from Vulgar Latin *abyssimus (source of Spanish and Portuguese abismo), which represents either a superlative of Latin abyssus or a formation on analogy of Greek-derived words in -ismus; see abyss.