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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not fathomed or sounded; not to be sounded.

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

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


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un- + fathomed


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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

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  • Mountain walls behind us, black, and below a void unfathomed!

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  • Clover, with no children, no religious faith, and no outlet for her abundant intellectual energy, knew depths of restlessness and resentment unfathomed by the placid Mrs. Hay.

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  • Transylvania is a land of dark forests, dread mountains and black unfathomed lakes, still the home of magic and devilry as the nineteenth century draws to its close.

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