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fathom
used in The Poisonwood Bible

5 uses
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Definition
to come to understand
  • "Full fathom five thy father lies," Leah said back to her.
    Book 5 — Exodus (81% in)
  • Its origin is unfathomable.
    Book 1 — Genesis (73% in)
  • The children who hounded us daily for money and food weren't dim-witted beggars; they were accustomed to the distribution of excess, and couldn't fathom why we held ourselves apart.
    Book 5 — Exodus (56% in)
  • Adah Price ATLANTA JANUARY 1985 F ULL FATHOM five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made: Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that doth fade,But doth suffer a sea-changeInto something rich and strange.
    Book 5 — Exodus (88% in)
  • From where I'm standing, sister, it's hard to fathom the threat.
    Book 5 — Exodus (**% in)

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