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  • It turned out that the Jeroboam had a malignant epidemic on board, and that Mayhew, her captain, was fearful of infecting the Pequod’s company.
  • "I fear not thy epidemic, man," said Ahab from the bulwarks, to Captain Mayhew, who stood in the boat’s stern; "come on board."
  • The consequence of all this was, that the archangel cared little or nothing for the captain and mates; and since the epidemic had broken out, he carried a higher hand than ever; declaring that the plague, as he called it, was at his sole command; nor should it be stayed but according to his good pleasure.

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  • Doctors are concerned about an epidemic outbreak of influenza this year.
  • This idea of crime as an epidemic, it must be said, is a little strange.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point

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