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fathom
used in Selected Tales by Poe

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Definition
to come to understand
  • How have I, through the whole of a midsummer night, struggled to fathom it!
    1 — Ligeia (18% in)
  • It was this unfathomable longing of the soul _to vex itself_—to offer violence to its own nature—to do wrong for the wrong's sake only—that urged me to continue and finally to consummate the injury I had inflicted upon the unoffending brute.
    2 — The Black Cat (28% in)
  • "Tell me, for Heaven's sake," I exclaimed, "the method—if method there is—by which you have been enabled to fathom my soul in this matter."
    4 — The Murders in the Rue Morgue (17% in)

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