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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Chasm


CHASM, noun

1. A cleft; a fissure; a gap; properly, an opening made by disrupture, as a beach in the earth or a rock.

2. A void space; a vacuity.

Between the two propositions, that the gospel is true and that it is false, what a fearful chasm! The unsettled reason hovers over it in dismay.