It is a sweet sentiment, and hints at goateed depths we have yet to plumb.
She believes her illness has bestowed on her a single-mindedness that causes her to plumb the same waters again and again.
Nearly 65 years after the fact, it's amazing how much of what we think we know about Britain's "finest" hour is just plumb wrong.
He has no redeeming or (even complicating) qualities—no depths to plumb, no angles to survey, no gray areas to explore.
In the “just plumb crazy” class, I put the business of his chaining his mug to the radiator to prevent its being stolen.
"Yo' has plumb nerve to tackle a hold-up under them circumstances," he observed.
The upper extremities of a vessel's floor-timbers, plumb to the quarter-beam.
If she had been plumb sure she was right she'd have got mad, but she didn't.
Applerod will be plumb crazy when he finds that out, he said.
Come to think of it, too, that picture shore looks a lot like Missis Rucker in the face, bein' plumb haughty an' commandin'.'
"lead hung on a string to show the vertical line," early 14c., from Old French *plombe, plomee "sounding lead," and directly from Late Latin *plumba, originally plural of Latin plumbum "lead (the metal), lead ball; pipe; pencil," a word of unknown origin, related to Greek molybdos "lead" (dialectal bolimos) and perhaps from an extinct Mediterranean language, perhaps Iberian.
"perpendicular, vertical," mid-15c., from plumb (n.). The notion of "exact measurement" led to extended sense of "completely, downright" (1748), sometimes spelled plump, plum, or plunk.
Completely; entirely; stone: What he said was plumb silly
[1748+; fr notions of exact extent and precision associated with the plumb bob or sailor's plumb line (for measuring depth of water), ultimately fr Latin plumbum, ''lead'']