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fathom
used in David Copperfield

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  • I fathomed the depth of the rascal's whole scheme, and understood why he laid it bare.
    Chapters 25-27 (38% in)
  • Now, I was unwilling to put the direction-card on there, lest any of my landlord's family should fathom what I was doing, and detain me; so I said to the young man that I would be glad if he would stop for a minute, when he came to the dead-wall of the King's Bench prison.
    Chapters 10-12 (98% in)

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