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wane
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Moby Dick
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  • "Pull up—pull up!" he now cried to the bowsman, as the waning whale relaxed in his wrath.
  • Now, with the subordinate phantoms, what wonder remained soon waned away; for in a whaler wonders soon wane.
  • Now, with the subordinate phantoms, what wonder remained soon waned away; for in a whaler wonders soon wane.
  • The tableau all waned at last with the pallidness aloft; and once more the Pequod and every soul on her decks were wrapped in a pall.
  • I have sat before the dense coal fire and watched it all aglow, full of its tormented flaming life; and I have seen it wane at last, down, down, to dumbest dust.
  • For, by this time, so spent was he by loss of blood, that he helplessly rolled away from the wreck he had made; lay panting on his side, impotently flapped with his stumped fin, then over and over slowly revolved like a waning world; turned up the white secrets of his belly; lay like a log, and died.
  • An awe that cannot be named would steal over you as you sat by the side of this waning savage, and saw as strange things in his face, as any beheld who were bystanders when Zoroaster died.
  • It had been next to impossible to dart these drugged-harpoons, were it not that as we advanced into the herd, our whale’s way greatly diminished; moreover, that as we went still further and further from the circumference of commotion, the direful disorders seemed waning.
  • " ’Well for our northern friend, Dame Isabella’s Inquisition wanes in Lima,’ laughed Don Sebastian.

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  • Our passion has waned over the years, but our love has grown.
  • The moon was waning, but I could still see the trail.

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