bone-deep

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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Nathan Ariss smashed the litre bottle into the forehead of his girlfriend, leaving her with a bone-deep wound and blood pouring down her face.
The surprise (to Woody) is that she's loving it, broadening the cowboy's horizons and giving the film a way out of the grim situation it's contrived -- yet the fact that such bone-deep angst exists in a kids' cartoon is still remarkable.
But prior research has not linked phone use to bone-deep changes in the body.
These are the foundational changes that are necessary to shoring up a program and department still feeling the bone-deep cuts of the prior administration.
Israel, he said, rules over Arabs "with brutish violence and unmatched vulgarity." Dabashi, the Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature, had earlier argued that decades of "systematic maiming and murdering" of Palestinians had left "deep marks on the faces of these people," Israeli Jews: on "the way they talk, the way they walk, the way they handle objects, the way they greet each other, the way they look at the world a vulgarity of character that is bone-deep."
"But going over 30mph the degree of tissue damage and contamination is many, many times worse, sometimes bone-deep.
"The Hard Truth at Newspapers: Hedge Funds Are in Charge," Bloomberg reports, recounting the bone-deep cuts Alden Global Capital has imposed on papers like The Denver Post, where Little Rock native Chuck Plunkett blew the whistle before being ejected as editorial page editor.
When a girl is brought to a shelter, she said, the damage is bone-deep. The "profile of the person I am getting," Krishnan said, is someone who "hates me, abuses me, spits on my face, doesn't tell me her real name, doesn't tell me her real address, is so hostile and aggressive toward me, and is happy to escape from my clutches."
Despite its bone-deep elegance, Strunk and White's Elements of Style (1919/1959), familiar to many of America's editors and authors but demonstrably not to enough of either, seems an unpromising text for visual illustration, being, as it is, a brief guide to words and how to combine them.
Which brings me to what I know not by accident, but for sure, what I know bone-deep, to use one of David's favorite expressions.
The British director Ken Loach will be 80 years old in June, and he has worked in film and television for more than 50 of those years, but with his bone-deep empathy for the desperate and the downtrodden, you may almost feel that he was put on earth to make a dramatic feature about the current economic moment.
One of the first people who confirmed the death of the director, Vice Ganda said that the pain he is felt is bone-deep.
The complicated trappings of identity, it suggests, are irrelevant to the bone-deep bonds of family." SAM SACKS
When he arrived at hospital, doctors found a 10cm wide, bone-deep wound on his head.