fathomless


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fath·om·less

 (făth′əm-lĭs)
adj.
1. Too deep to be fathomed or measured.
2. Too obscure or complicated to be understood.

fath′om·less·ly adv.
fath′om·less·ness n.

fathomless

(ˈfæðəmlɪs)
adj
another word for unfathomable
ˈfathomlessly adv
ˈfathomlessness n

fath•om•less

(ˈfæð əm lɪs)

adj.
1. impossible to measure the depth of; bottomless.
2. impossible to understand; incomprehensible.
[1600–10]
fath′om•less•ly, adv.
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fathomless

adjective profound, deep, impenetrable, abysmal, bottomless, unfathomable, immeasurable, unplumbed, incomprehensible the fathomless space of the universe
Translations

fathomless

[ˈfæðəmlɪs] ADJinsondable

fathomless

adj (lit)abgrundtief; (fig: = boundless) → unermesslich; (= incomprehensible)unergründlich

fathomless

[ˈfæðəmlɪs] adjinsondabile, inesplorabile (fig) → incomprensibile
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How daring an ambition; yet how deep- How fathomless a capacity for love!
Standing in iron hoops nailed to the mast, they swayed and swung over a fathomless sea; and though, when the ship slowly glided close under our stern, we six men in the air came so nigh to each other that we might almost have leaped from the mast-heads of one ship to those of the other; yet, those forlorn-looking fishermen, mildly eyeing us as they passed, said not one word to our own look-outs, while the quarter-deck hail was being heard from below.
Oh, I am the wind the seamen love-- I am steady, and strong, and true; They follow my track by the clouds above, O'er the fathomless tropic blue.
For if the world be as a gloomy forest of animals, and a pleasure-ground for all wild huntsmen, it seemeth to me rather--and preferably--a fathomless, rich sea;
And through it all the awful cry came up from that fathomless pit, whose entrance was flooded with spots of fresh blood.
Only Jacob, who was a person afflicted with many superstitions, wiped the sweat from his forehead as he leaned over the bow of his boat and looked down into that fathomless space.
I had supposed I had brushed away the ugly signs: but I could literally--for the time, at all events--rejoice, under this fathomless charity, that they had not entirely disappeared.
Any woman sinking her shaft deep enough, will at last reach a fathomless spring of sensibility in thy breast, Crimsworth.
But we shoved off without mischance; the chief mate had the tiller; the third mate the boat-hook; and six or eight oars were at work, in a fashion, as we plunged among the great smooth sickening mounds and valleys of fathomless ink.
In gauging fathomless deeps with his little mean excise-rod, and in staggering over the universe with his rusty stiff-legged compasses, he had meant to do great things.
cried he, with a voice that rose over them, high, solemn, and majestic -- yet had always a tremor through it, and sometimes a shriek, struggling up out of a fathomless depth of remorse and woe -- "ye, that have loved me
They had been hurled down into the fathomless great deeps of the crevice.