If the concept of W.H. and Michelle Price as a happy couple is hard to fathom, the reality is easy to understand.
The curious case of the obscene Merrill Lynch bonuses just keeps getting more and more disturbing and harder and harder to fathom.
The intuition of women, especially for ones they love, surpasses anything I can fathom.
In Zoolander he was the aging supermodel who cannot fathom that the universe doesn't revolve around him.
As a powerful woman she presents problems for men trying to fathom her.
The omnipotence of God is so vast that it is quite impossible for us to fathom it.
The girls had some joke between them which Ben was trying in vain to fathom.
Were they ten thousand fathom past the reach of mercy, they are punished.
He tried to fathom Arthur's motive in this visit, but failed.
Other things were happening of far greater moment that they could not fathom at all.
Old English fæðm "length of the outstretched arm" (a measure of about six feet), also "arms, grasp," and, figuratively "power," from Proto-Germanic *fathmaz "embrace" (cf. Old Norse faðmr "embrace, bosom," Old Saxon fathmos "the outstretched arms," Dutch vadem "a measure of six feet"), from PIE *pot(e)-mo-, from root *pete- "to spread, stretch out" (see pace (n.)). There are apparent cognates in Old Frisian fethem, German faden "thread," which OED explains by reference to "spreading out."
Old English fæðmian "to embrace, surround, envelop;" see fathom (n.). The meaning "take soundings" is from c.1600; its figurative sense of "get to the bottom of, understand" is 1620s. Related: Fathomed; fathoming.
(Old A.S. faethm, "bosom," or the outstretched arms), a span of six feet (Acts 27:28). Gr. orguia (from orego, "I stretch"), the distance between the extremities of both arms fully stretched out.