One hopes they will lose in court, but if they settle, may the punitive clobbering be profound—and cathartic.
And like so many people, 9/11 affected me deeply and changed my life in a profound way.
By washing the feet of prisoners on Holy Thursday, Pope Francis sent a profound message.
I have always felt scarred in some way, and when I came to her, I felt a profound recognition in her scar.
Or at least the profound yearning for it, which I think may be the same thing.
Then a sigh, profound and long, and some faint words which he did not catch.
The young lawyer had said good-bye to Nan with a sense of profound relief.
I left with a strong admiration for him, and with it a profound respect.
So natural and profound was the motive on each side, when the war began.
Marshall was as profound a statesman as he was a great jurist.
c.1300, "characterized by intellectual depth," from Old French profund (12c., Modern French profond), from Latin profundus "deep, bottomless, vast," also "obscure; profound; immoderate," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + fundus "bottom" (see fund (n.)). The literal and figurative senses both were in Latin, but English, having already deep, employed this word primarily in its figurative sense. Related: Profoundly.