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contend
Used in
Moby Dick
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  • Now in the present case Erskine contended that the examples of the whale and the lady were reciprocally illustrative of each other.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • For a few minutes the struggle was intensely critical; for while they still slacked out the tightened line in one direction, and still plied their oars in another, the contending strain threatened to take them under.  (not reviewed by editor)

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