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synonyms for fathoming

  • appreciate
  • comprehend
  • divine
  • figure out
  • grasp
  • penetrate
  • pinpoint
  • plumb
  • unravel
  • apprehend
  • catch
  • cognize
  • dig
  • estimate
  • follow
  • gauge
  • get
  • have
  • interpret
  • know
  • measure
  • perceive
  • pierce
  • probe
  • recognize
  • savvy
  • sound
  • get to the bottom
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antonyms for fathoming

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  • misinterpret
  • misunderstand
  • guess
  • lose
  • miss
  • neglect
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How to use fathoming in a sentence

We work for the pleasure of working, of fathoming the secrets of nature, and of instructing ourselves.
MYSTERIOUS PSYCHIC FORCESCAMILLE FLAMMARION
There is a mystery connected with Griffith's tenure of office which I could never succeed in fathoming.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE VOL. IV, NO. 19, DEC 1851VARIOUS
Trust a woman for fathoming all the shades of doubt which overhang the addresses of a lover!
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 17, NO. 103, MAY, 1866VARIOUS
He was pleased with his own shrewdness in fathoming Gray Stoddard's mysterious motives.
THE POWER AND THE GLORYGRACE MACGOWAN COOKE
Yet the Princess's most ultimate and affectionate enemies had not succeeded in fathoming the mystery.
THE WHITE SISTERF. MARION CRAWFORD
To that person is reserved the pleasure of fathoming the intention, of completing the idea adumbrated by the composer.
MUSICAL PORTRAITSPAUL ROSENFELD
Deep beyond deep in him will be past our fathoming, but what God means in his relationships with our lives we may know gloriously.
THE MEANING OF FAITHHARRY EMERSON FOSDICK
He was far from fathoming the purpose of the prelate in endeavoring to cajole or frighten him into a denial of his own identity.
PABO, THE PRIESTSABINE BARING-GOULD
Long points of light pierced the gloom below the opposite shore, like golden plummets that were slowly fathoming its opaque tide.
AN AMBITIOUS WOMANEDGAR FAWCETT
Here was another shift of place, hitherto quite unsuspected, to be reckoned with by the astronomer in fathoming sidereal secrets.
A HISTORY OF SCIENCE, VOLUME 3(OF 5)HENRY SMITH WILLIAMS
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