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[ noun ] a process of becoming deeper and more profound

Used in print

(R. F. Shaw, "The `Private Eye`"...)

It is the gradual unfolding and deepening of_this contradiction which creates the inner dialectic of the evolution of the mystery_story .

Related terms

development deepen

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[ adjective ] accumulating and becoming more intense

Examples

"the deepening gloom" "felt a deepening love" "the gathering darkness" "the thickening dusk"

Related terms

intensifying

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