fathomed

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fathom \Fath"om\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Fathomed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fathoming}.]

1. To encompass with the arms extended or encircling; to measure by throwing the arms about; to span. [Obs.] --Purchas.

2. To measure by a sounding line; especially, to sound the depth of; to penetrate, measure, and comprehend; to get to the bottom of. --Dryden.

The page of life that was spread out before me seemed dull and commonplace, only because I had not fathomed its deeper import. --Hawthotne.


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