Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not fathomed or sounded; not to be sounded.

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  • adjective Of unknown depth.
  • adjective Not explored or unknown.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed

Etymologies

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un- + fathomed

Examples

  • Clearly he is throwing up obstacles to solutions, for some unfathomed reason (s).

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  • With blinded, tear-filled eyes she peered into that formless black and burning face and sensed in its soft, sad gleam unfathomed understanding.

    DARKWATER

  • Two fiddles sang out in unison—a wild, hectic reel—and it was as if a puzzle box was opening itself before his eyes, each note a key to an unfathomed existence.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • There are six of them in total, one hundred and fifty foot tall totemic spires of Growth Bone, Calcine, and Blossom Glass, bedecked on all sides with terraces, platforms and loggias, sun-bleached and standing to attention like nine pins spilt upon the desert or deep sea hydro-thermal vents rising from unfathomed depths.

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  • There are six of them in total, one hundred and fifty foot tall totemic spires of Growth Bone, Calcine, and Blossom Glass, bedecked on all sides with terraces, platforms and loggias, sun-bleached and standing to attention like nine pins spilt upon the desert or deep sea hydro-thermal vents rising from unfathomed depths.

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  • Two fiddles sang out in unison—a wild, hectic reel—and it was as if a puzzle box was opening itself before his eyes, each note a key to an unfathomed existence.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • Imagine if it were otherwise: that, for each succeeding piece, we dipped into a barrel whose depth was unfathomed, with no idea how many more pieces there might be still to come; that there were no way of identifying the frame-making pieces; that (consequently) we had no idea of its extent.

    Religion is like a jigsaw: it makes a picture out of puzzling chaos

  • His subject is not nature, “infinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us,” but our relation to nature.

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  • His subject is not nature, “infinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us,” but our relation to nature.

    Prophet of nature’s loss

  • The LDS church is a multibillion dollar corporate entity that has resources and international access unfathomed by most lay members and the general public.

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