au fond

au fond

(o fɔ̃)
adv
fundamentally; essentially
[literally: at the bottom]

au fond

(oʊ ˈfɔ̃)

adv. French.
at bottom; in reality; fundamentally.
References in classic literature ?
For some time past she had been suspected of being au fond, in spite of appearances, an "original." In the provinces it was not permissible to be original: being original means having ideas that are not understood by others; the provinces demand equality of mind as well as equality of manners and customs.
"Ils sont plonges au fond, et nous croyons que c'est du au sable.
C'est alors que la ville se perd dans les dedales de l'insouciance a des rythmes vertigineux, au tel point qu'on se trouve au fond du gouffre.
This title is also available in French as Jimmy Tornado : Peril au fond des mers.
In the second half they join forces for some duets, culminating in "Au fond du temple saint" from The Pearlfishers by Bizet.
L'Auvre de Roth dit, au fond, son amour fou, total, de l'Amerique.
Jarvis Cocker and Charlotte Gainsbourg make counting sexy in the Duelist, Francoise Hardy adds her honeyed vocals to the beautiful Au Fond Du Reve Dore and Sixties composer David Whitaker brings an orchestral sweep to the pining of Remember.
Her suitors are tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, who sing the lilting duet Au fond du temple saint, which opera fans know and adore.
Au fond du temple saint, from Les pecheurs de perles by Georges Bizet.