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bone-deep

Very strongly felt; an inherent part of someone or something. My interest in photography is bone-deep. It's more than a hobby—it's a part of me. A mother's love for her children is bone-deep.
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In her second novel, Bone Deep, we have a story of secrets told in a dual narrative form from the perspectives of the two main characters - Mac, a woman trying to hide the past from her son and younger woman Lucie, who is trying to escape mistakes from her past.
Patients suffered avoidable harm, including severe bedsores which went bone deep, and having the wrong teeth pulled out.
Both plain films and MRI revealed a thin fragment of bone off the anterior glenoid, and MRI revealed further information that it was everted based on bone signal intensity with articular bone deep and subchondral bone superficial.
"The group has worked hard on its preparation, we've asked them to go bone deep and they are looking to deliver a performance we can all be proud of."
"It's about preparing bone deep for Test matches and we've done that this week and seen a pretty good performance.
"If so, thanks a lot." Shannon's indifference to external recognition ran bone deep: When he said "I don't really care about prizes," he meant every word.
That's easier said than done when newsroom cuts have gone bone deep, but power players such as The Times and The Post have geared up for the challenge.
The sinus was opened through an elliptical infra-orbital bone deep incision around the margins.
Hannett's "Snowglobes," and child abuse in Michael Matheson's "Weary, Bone Deep." These stories provide an uncommon take on what constitutes horror while giving readers a glimpse into real social issues.
"He then stuck the blade into her leg, causing a 7cm wound which was bone deep. She was screaming, but managed to get up; and a neighbour who had heard her appeared at the back door, and the defendant left."
He is said to be in a partial vegetative state and has developed severe bed sores that were "almost bone deep" on his left thigh.
(However, there are no current studies evaluating the outcome of consistently performed radical excision without adjuvant treatment for feline ISS.) For this study, radical excision was defined as tumor resection including 5-cm margins surrounding the palpable tumor edge and two fascial planes or bone deep to the tumor.
"That belief is bone deep at the moment within this group.
all alone and your children loathe you, bone deep. You've been
The awe this decision inspired is bone deep. After all, they did have another choice.