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engender
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Moby Dick
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  • engendering an element in him, which, under suitable circumstances, would break out from its confinement, and burn all his courage up.
  • With the problem of the universe revolving in me, how could I—being left completely to myself at such a thought-engendering altitude—how could I but lightly hold my obligations to observe all whale-ships’ standing orders, "Keep your weather eye open, and sing out every time."
  • And how nobly it raises our conceit of the mighty, misty monster, to behold him solemnly sailing through a calm tropical sea; his vast, mild head overhung by a canopy of vapour, engendered by his incommunicable contemplations, and that vapour—as you will sometimes see it—glorified by a rainbow, as if Heaven itself had put its seal upon his thoughts.

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  • The police in Mexico don’t engender confidence.
  • The sincerity of her apology engendered forgiveness.

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