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fathom -- as in: can't fathom
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War and Peace
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  • She could not fathom whether it was curiosity, devotion, gratitude, or apprehension and distrust—but the expression on all the faces was identical.
  • CHAPTER V. The day after he had been received into the Lodge, Pierre was sitting at home reading a book and trying to fathom the significance of the Square, one side of which symbolized God, another moral things, a third physical things, and the fourth a combination of these.
  • She felt he had a world apart, which he loved passionately and which had laws she had not fathomed.
  • Let us try to conform to them and follow them, and let us be persuaded that the less we let our feeble human minds roam, the better we shall please God, who rejects all knowledge that does not come from Him; and the less we seek to fathom what He has been pleased to conceal from us, the sooner will He vouchsafe its revelation to us through His divine Spirit.
  • To clear up this last point for himself, Prince Andrew, utilizing his position and acquaintances, tried to fathom the character of the control of the army and of the men and parties engaged in it, and he deduced for himself the following of the state of affairs.
  • She seemed to be trying to fathom the hidden meaning of his words which would explain his feeling for her.

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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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