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fathom
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

3 uses
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Definition
to come to understand
  • That also I could fathom.
    Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (82% in)
  • I had had so many reasons to believe in my friend's subtle powers of reasoning and extraordinary energy in action that I felt that he must have some solid grounds for the assured and easy demeanour with which he treated the singular mystery which he had been called upon to fathom.
    Adventure III — A Case of Identity (67% in)
  • Sherlock Holmes was a man, however, who, when he had an unsolved problem upon his mind, would go for days, and even for a week, without rest, turning it over, rearranging his facts, looking at it from every point of view until he had either fathomed it or convinced himself that his data were insufficient.
    Adventure VI — The Man with the Twisted Lip (70% in)

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