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He fathomed what it was straightaway, and immediately knew that the sleeper was in his power.
Eyes that would bear a world of looking in, before their depth was fathomed.
No sooner had the beautiful Madame Rabourdin decided to interfere in her husband's administrative advancement than she fathomed Clement des Lupeaulx's true character, and studied him thoughtfully to discover whether in this thin strip of deal there were ligneous fibres strong enough to let her lightly trip across it from the bureau to the department, from a salary of eight thousand a year to twelve thousand.
Yes, believe me, those who best have fathomed the good and evil in human nature have honestly examined themselves in the first instance.
Successive nations perchance have drank at, admired, and fathomed it, and passed away, and still its water is green and pellucid as ever.
The subterfuges of a menaced passion are not to be fathomed.