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authentic
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Moby Dick
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  • Therefore you must not, in every case at least, take the higgledy-piggledy whale statements, however authentic, in these extracts, for veritable gospel cetology.
  • Perhaps he got it as his scientific predecessor in the same field, Desmarest, got one of his authentic abortions; that is, from a Chinese drawing.
  • Secondly: The ship Union, also of Nantucket, was in the year 1807 totally lost off the Azores by a similar onset, but the authentic particulars of this catastrophe I have never chanced to encounter, though from the whale hunters I have now and then heard casual allusions to it.

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  • I appealed to Boney now, Detective Rhonda Boney with the sympathetic air that seemed at least partly authentic.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I’m trying for the authentic camping experience."
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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