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aghast
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Moby Dick
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  • "Quick, Bildad," said Peleg, his partner, who, aghast at the close vicinity of the flying harpoon, had retreated towards the cabin gangway.
  • And ever, as the white moon shows her affrighted face from the steep gullies in the blackness overhead, aghast Jonah sees the rearing bowsprit pointing high upward, but soon beat downward again towards the tormented deep.
  • Had any one of his old acquaintances on shore but half dreamed of what was lurking in him then, how soon would their aghast and righteous souls have wrenched the ship from such a fiendish man!
  • For the moment all the aghast mate’s thoughts seemed theirs; they raised a half mutinous cry.

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  • She stepped back aghast at the behavior.
  • Her employer looked aghast and fired her on the spot.

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