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fathom
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

3 uses
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Definition
to come to understand
  • Full fathom five thy father lies.
    Episode 3 -- Proteus (93% in)
  • ...practitioner drawing a handsome fee for his services in addition to which professional status his rescue of that man from certain drowning by artificial respiration and what they call first aid at Skerries, or Malahide was it? was, he was bound to admit, an exceedingly plucky deed which he could not too highly praise, so that frankly he was utterly at a loss to fathom what earthly reason could be at the back of it except he put it down to sheer cussedness or jealousy, pure and simple.
    Episode 16 -- Eumaeus (16% in)
  • Interesting to fathom it seemed to him from a motive of curiosity, pure and simple, was whether it was the traffic that created the route or viceversa or the two sides in fact.
    Episode 16 -- Eumaeus (29% in)

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