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deep down

At the centermost point of one's feelings or convictions. Deep down inside, I knew that what I did was wrong. I tried to put on a brave face after the breakup, but deep down I was in agony. He acts like a jerk most of the time, but deep down I think Nate is a good guy.
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deep down

At bottom, basically. For example, Deep down she was a rebel, or Although he would never admit it, deep down he was very fond of her. [c. 1900]
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deep ˈdown

(informal) in your most private thoughts; in reality rather than in appearance: She’s very generous deep down, but this only comes out when you get to know her.He seems very confident but deep down I think he’s quite shy.
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deep down

At bottom; basically: Deep down, she was still a rebel.
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How many of us have attended--or purposely not attended--an awards ceremony for a colleague whose honor we secretly, deep down, felt we should be getting ourselves?