He could not fathom the depth of the ocean.
She couldn't fathom the idea.
Another part of her couldn't fathom how a man colder than a sociopath could be working for the side of good.
We were pensive as we tried to fathom what was occurring.
She could barely fathom what that meant.
I could not fathom the reasons why this was axed.
She listened, unable to fathom the magnitude of chaos he spoke of.
Deidre closed her eyes, unable to fathom some stupid demon had hurt her.
I just can't fathom out why he lied.
Lizzie cannot fathom why she can never get a man.
I rocked back in my chair, feeling a strange relief but unable to fathom the source.
Be quiet and fathom the mysteries of God.
One thing I really cannot fathom is why the media go along with it.
There is a difference of a fathom in the mean height of the tides.
Jessi sat frozen, unable to fathom that the simple red gem was capable of such magic.
M., has a coast-line of 88 m.; it lies within the ro-fathom line, but is separated from the mainland by Nantucket Sound, which is 25 to 30 m.
In short, scientists have not yet fathomed the nature of consciousness, its origins, or its role in Nature.
She could not fathom whether it was curiosity, devotion, gratitude, or apprehension and distrust--but the expression on all the faces was identical.
The eastern region is characterized by great uniformity of depth; the 2000-fathom line keeps close to the American coast except off the Isthmus of Panama, whence an ill-defined ridge of less than 2000 fathoms runs south-westwards, and again off the coast of South America in about 40° S., where a similar bank runs west and unites with the former.
There were fathoms of water, which meant the masts were not visible.
These pumps are capable of supplying ample air to two divers simultaneously, at the depth of twelve fathoms.
"Has he hurt you?" he asked, unable to fathom how she survived Hell so far.
Side being the one chosen for a reason we cannot now fathom; it may be that fixation was facilitated by the presence of the pore on that side, and by the utilization of the excretion from it as a cement.
"Fathom" is also used in the measurement of timber, when it is equivalent to 6 ft.
I could never fathom how a man dares to lift up his voice to speak in a large assembly.
The Western Shaft was sunk to a depth of forty fathoms.
In such circumstances nothing less than a miracle could enable human ingenuity to fathom the secret.
From this cubit, mahi, was formed the xylon of 3 cubits, the usual length of a walking staff; fathom, nent, of 4 cubits, and the khet of 40 cubits (18); also the schoenus of 12,000 cubits, actually found marked on the Memphis-Faium road (44).
It was therefore equal to 79,200 in., and divided decimally into 10 furlongs 100 chains, or 1000 fathoms. For the existence of this fathom (half the Belgic pertica) we have the proof of its half, or yard, needing to be suppressed by statute (9) in 1439, as "the yard and full hand," or about 40 in., -- evidently the yard of the most usual old English foot of 13.22, which would be 39.66.
The fathom was the name for a count, and the number of shells varied according to the accepted standard of exchange.
Thus where six wampum went to the penny, the fathom consisted of 360 beads; but where four made a penny, as under the Massachusetts standard of 1640, then the fathom counted 240.
The beads were at first worth more than five shillings per fathom, the price at which they passed current in 1643.
Amphioxus favours a littoral habitat, and rarely if ever descends below the 50-fathom line.
Across, extends farther and farther seaward, until in the latitude of Hodeda the deep channel (marked by the loo-fathom line) is only 20 m.
The defensive harbour thus completely enclosed has an area of 2200 acres to the one-fathom line, of which 1500 acres have a depth of not less than 30 ft.
Could he fathom the meaning of the colors?
It has remained an influence in ways I shall never even fully fathom.
It was how many fathoms below the surface?
The engine shaft will sink in the ground at 130 fathoms.
The shipwreck was many fathoms from the surface.
Are you finding it hard to fathom by now how almost everything can get cheaper and better?
She took in his wounds again, unable to fathom why her father would chain him to the wall in their wine cellar.
She backed away, unable to fathom the idea of being trapped with him in Hell for eternity.
She couldn't fathom the amount of pain he had caused over his lifetime.
Deidre wasn't vindictive, but she still didn't fathom the amount of evil in one's heart it took to kill them.
Refreshed the next morning, she still couldn't fathom the statement.
Rather, she couldn't fathom how something so medieval could have been directed at her.
Kiera stared, unable to fathom she'd been ejected into the middle of space to die.
He still didn't fathom what had driven her to leave the Peak in the first place when she clearly couldn't even make it down the side of the mountain on her own.
He burned to know the answers to Elise's questions, not even able to fathom what the answer could be.
As a rule the bottom of the lake has very steep slopes: the Too-fathom and even the 250-fathom lines run close to the shores, that is to say, the steepness of the surrounding mountains (4600 to 6000 ft.) continues beneath the surface.
And the early Reformers were alike captivated by the charms of the Kabbalah as propounded by Reuchlin, and not only divines, but statesmen and warriors, began to study the Oriental languages in order to be able to fathom the mysteries of Jewish theosophy.
But when a committee of the Royal Asiatic Society, with George Grote at its head, decided that the translations of an Assyrian text made independently by the scholars just named were at once perfectly intelligible and closely in accord with one another, scepticism was silenced, and the new science was admitted to have made good its claims. Naturally the early investigators did not fathom all the niceties of the language, and the work of grammatical investigation has gone on continuously under the auspices of a constantly growing band of workers.
The time of touching bottom i studied by the Norwegian expedition on board the " VOringen " was judged by timing each loo-fathom mark and noting the in 1876-1878, and the north polar basin by Nansen and Sverdrup sudden increase in the time interval when the shot reached the in the " Fram " in 1893-1896, the Mediterranean by the Italians bottom.
Timor lies in deep water a little to the west of the hundred fathom line, which marks in this direction the proper limit of the shallow Arafura Sea, extending between it and northern Australia.
Wide extending from the island of Ceylon and the Coromandel coast to the head of the bay, and thence southwards through a strip embracing the Andaman and Nicobar islands, is bounded by the ioo fathom line of sea bottom; some 50 m.
Beyond this lies the Soo-fathom limit.
Who, he asks, can fathom the design of God in ordaining that this should happen at one place and not at another ?
A few years before the fathom had been worth nine or ten shillings.
To the banks of Suakin and Farsan in 20° N., the loo-fathom line keeps to a belt of coral reef close inshore, but in lower latitudes the shallow coral region, 300 m.
FATHOM (a word common, in various forms, to Scandinavian and Teutonic languages; cf.
The verb "to fathom," i.e.
To sound or measure with a fathom-line, is used figuratively, meaning to go into a subject deeply, to penetrate, or to explore thoroughly.
For reasons I can't quite fathom he reminds me of Tiny Tim.
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.
She sat heavily, unable to fathom hundreds of people dying around her without her noticing.
A couple of them were talking quietly, but she didn't hear them, instead unable to fathom that anyone would find her life worth protecting after her father hadn't.
She backed away, unable to fathom the idea of being trapped with him in Hell for eternity.
She was distraught about something, though he couldn't fathom what might distress her if the news of his sisters' impending babes and complete loss of honor did not.
For now, he couldn't fathom an existence in a home filled with a family when he'd lost his other half.
She winced, unable to fathom what kind of penalty she'd face tonight.
It is hard to fathom why such a policy was pursued.
I cannot fathom or define their meaning any more than I can fathom or define love or religion or goodness.
"Watcher, I love him, and I can't fathom his pain," he said.
He found it impossible to fathom someone so beautiful becoming something so ugly.
Jenn studied him, unable to fathom the type of evil he'd endured.
The most commonly used measures of length are the span (mto), the cubit (kru), and the arm's-length or fathom (dompa).
She couldn't fathom the enormity of a billion souls like the one she'd touched.
I know we'll probably never learn the answer, but I still can't fathom what could have happened back in Boston to make Annie Quincy desert a comfortable life.