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16 July 2012 —  Deep

 

What does "deep" modify?

Politician blaming

Perhaps, he is hiding something deep in his past.

 

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Glossary   

  1. deep (adv) – well within or beneath the surface, thoroughly: "They  delved, or probed deeply into his past." but not  "*They looked deeply into his past."
  2. deep (adv) – to a profound (great) degree: "She loved him deeply.", "He deeply resents, distrusts, or dislikes them." but not  *He deeply likes them."   Also: "He is deeply  saddened, distressed, upset, wounded, or affected." (before participles)
  3. deep (adj) – intellectually demanding: "We had a deep discussion." (adv) "The universe is deeply complex."
  4. deep (adj) full,long: He took a deep breath. (adv) – release of emotion:  "He breathed or sighed deeply." but not "*He cried deeply."
  5. deep (adj) – sincere, strong feeling or belief: a deep feeling, a deep belief ; (adv) – strongly: "He believes deeply in God." but not "He feels deeply that…"
  6. deep (adj) – late: They worked deep into the night.
  7. deep (adj) – long ago:  Alcohol prohibition is deep in the past.
  8. deep (adj) – far into an area: deep in the jungle, deep in the south
  9. "Still waters run deep." (expression)  Something that appears calm on the surface may be more turbulent or complex below.
  10. "He was knee-deep in trouble." (shit)  – greatly within it