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fathom -- as in: can't fathom
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The Idiot
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  • It is quite possible she was not herself at the moment, though I cannot fathom her meaning.
  • But it is so difficult, and even impossible to understand, that surely I am not to be blamed because I could not fathom the incomprehensible?
  • We degrade God when we attribute our own ideas to Him, out of annoyance that we cannot fathom His ways.
  • Again, I repeat, I cannot be blamed because I am unable to understand that which it is not given to mankind to fathom.

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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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