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Moby Dick
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  • There she breaches!
  • Excepting the sublime BREACH—somewhere else to be described—this peaking of the whale’s flukes is perhaps the grandest sight to be seen in all animated nature.
  • In those moments, the torn, enraged waves he shakes off, seem his mane; in some cases, this breaching is his act of defiance.
  • We must watch for a breach in the living wall that hemmed us in; the wall that had only admitted us in order to shut us up.
  • "There she breaches! there she breaches!" was the cry, as in his immeasurable bravadoes the White Whale tossed himself salmon-like to Heaven.
  • Through the breach, they heard the waters pour, as mountain torrents down a flume.
  • "There she breaches! there she breaches!" was the cry, as in his immeasurable bravadoes the White Whale tossed himself salmon-like to Heaven.
  • For not by any calm and indolent spoutings; not by the peaceable gush of that mystic fountain in his head, did the White Whale now reveal his vicinity; but by the far more wondrous phenomenon of breaching.
  • Presently up breaches from the bottom of the sea a bouncing great whale, with a milky-white head and hump, all crows’ feet and wrinkles."
  • "Aye, breach your last to the sun, Moby Dick!" cried Ahab, "thy hour and thy harpoon are at hand!
  • Again the phantom went down, but on re-appearing once more, with a stiletto-like cry that startled every man from his nod, the negro yelled out—"There! there again! there she breaches! right ahead!

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  • He was sued for breach of contract.
  • Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry V

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