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fathom -- as in: can't fathom
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Jane Eyre
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  • All their class held these principles: I supposed, then, they had reasons for holding them such as I could not fathom.
  • One never knows what she has, sir: she is so cunning: it is not in mortal discretion to fathom her craft.
  • St. John’s eyes, though clear enough in a literal sense, in a figurative one were difficult to fathom.
  • — that opened upon a careful observer, now and then, in his eye, and closed again before one could fathom the strange depth partially disclosed; that something which used to make me fear and shrink, as if I had been wandering amongst volcanic-looking hills, and had suddenly felt the ground quiver and seen it gape: that something, I, at intervals, beheld still; and with throbbing heart, but not with palsied nerves.

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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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