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synonyms for fathoms

  • 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 fathoms

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

He remembered something—the cherished pose of being a man plunged fathoms-deep in business.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
On the 11th of May, the sounding lead was cast, and bottom was found at 80b fathoms; a sign that they were upon the Codfish Banks.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
A Naval Officer who has seen her says she is lying in shallow water—6 fathoms—bottom upwards looking like a stranded whale.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
If it continues the same we can continue to sink 20 fathoms per month, exclusive of the time it will take to fix the lifts.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
We have cut the south lode at the adit level about 50 or 60 fathoms east of the engine, and have driven about 20 fathoms on it.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
The Dick being a little to leeward of our track, had four fathoms; but the least we had was five and three-quarters.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
We were now drifting to the South by East through a wide channel, sounding in between fifty and sixty fathoms, rocky bottom.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
Between these two ranges of islands we only obtained one cast of the lead which gave us thirty-three fathoms on a coral bottom.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
At sunset we anchored at about four miles from the shore, in seventeen fathoms sandy ground.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
Our soundings were between fifteen and seventeen fathoms, and our distance from the beach from six to seven miles.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
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