in the depths of (something)

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in the depths of (something)

In the middle of and wholly consumed by a particularly negative and/or difficult situation or emotional state. The country was in the depths of the worst economic disaster of the last century. While I was in the depths of depression, I found that I couldn't even get out of bed in the morning.
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in the depths of something

at the worst or most unpleasant stage of something: in the depths of despair, poverty, depression, etc.in the depths of winter
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From exultation she had passed to the depths of depression which the imagination of her death aroused.
"I didn't realise it at the time, but from that day on I found myself in the depths of depression."
"Cutting out meat, alcohol and sugar and going to the gym has lifted me out of the depths of depression. My friends laugh when I tell them it's a kind of euphoria but it's true.
I wonder how different my life would be today if she had not gone into the deepest depths of depression ...
I sank to the deepest depths of depression that I didn't even share with my nearest family or friends after my dad passed away.
Apprentice star Grainne McCoy had never suffered with mental ill health until a skiing injury plunged her into the depths of depression.
"The misconception is that people are either high as a kite or in the depths of depression.
10 years ago I tackled it, learned to fully understand it and haven't felt the dark depths of depression in a decade," the 37-year-old wrote.
Featuring a graphic memoir format that blends a compelling personal story with the latest medical research, "Out of the Woods" is ideal for people who are in the depths of depression and struggling to read and take on board information.
Sonny Liston's tale should be an uplifting, rags-to-riches one - a man who rose from the depths of Depression America to become the world heavyweight boxing champion.
"He hasn't left his bed since Monday, terribly afraid and in such depths of depression.
Gaps information leave you nging to find out more out how this wildlifesessed kid came out of the depths of depression to make his way in the world but it's an interesting dip into the star's psyche.
Gaps in information leave you longing to find out more about how this wildlifeobsessed kid came out of the depths of depression to make his way in the world but it's an interesting dip into the star's psyche.
EXCLUSIVE BY SIMON MULLOCK PAUL LAKE knows from his own painful experience how football's fickle fortunes can plunge players into the depths of depression.