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fathom -- as in: can't fathom
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Ulysses
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  • Full fathom five thy father lies.
  • 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.
  • …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.

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  • When I look at the shift my life has made in the past eight months, I can’t fathom what my life will be eight months from now.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • He couldn’t fathom why WICKED felt it was so important to keep their minds clean of memory.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials

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