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fathom -- as in: can't fathom
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Moby Dick
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  • His three boats stove around him, and oars and men both whirling in the eddies; one captain, seizing the line-knife from his broken prow, had dashed at the whale, as an Arkansas duellist at his foe, blindly seeking with a six inch blade to reach the fathom-deep life of the whale.
  • When the vast body had at last been stripped of its fathom-deep enfoldings, and the bones become dust dry in the sun, then the skeleton was carefully transported up the Pupella glen, where a grand temple of lordly palms now sheltered it.

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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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