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litigate
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Moby Dick
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  • Some fifty years ago there was a curious case of whale-trover litigated in England, wherein the plaintiffs set forth that after a hard chase of a whale in the Northern seas; and when indeed they (the plaintiffs) had succeeded in harpooning the fish; they were at last, through peril of their lives, obliged to forsake not only their lines, but their boat itself.

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  • I’m hoping we won’t have to litigate the matter.
  • I am trying to avoid litigation.

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