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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PLUMBED

To the travelers, no other sight could so have plumbed the depths that lay beneath the bridge.

He had plumbed the depths of poverty, and his body was a wreck.

But we have not yet plumbed the depths of mythic degeneration.

The same would be true of the passage if we plumbed the middle.

With this consummation in view, he plumbed every depth of human nature.

It seemed to her that Noel's farewell had plumbed the final depth of his inadequacy.

He plumbed his brain for a story to tell them or a little play to act out.

She had not as yet plumbed the depths of his social ignorance.

Now and then she gave him a look that plumbed the sources of his suffering.

I had then no conception of how far his venturesome spirit had plumbed the universe.

WORD ORIGIN

"lead hung on a string to show the vertical line," early 14c., from Old French *plombe, plomee "sounding lead," and directly from Late Latin *plumba, originally plural of Latin plumbum "lead (the metal), lead ball; pipe; pencil," a word of unknown origin, related to Greek molybdos "lead" (dialectal bolimos) and perhaps from an extinct Mediterranean language, perhaps Iberian.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.