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vicarious
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Moby Dick
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  • The mates regularly relieved each other at the watches, and for aught that could be seen to the contrary, they seemed to be the only commanders of the ship; only they sometimes issued from the cabin with orders so sudden and peremptory, that after all it was plain they but commanded vicariously.

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  • I prefer to defy death vicariously.
  • The book is full of romance and vicarious thrills.

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