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observance
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Moby Dick
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  • While in various silent ways the seamen of the Pequod were evincing their observance of this ominous incident at the first mere mention of the White Whale’s name to another ship, Ahab for a moment paused; it almost seemed as though he would have lowered a boat to board the stranger, had not the threatening wind forbade.

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  • As her release date neared, Vanessa got increasingly anxious, with a decided uptick in religious observance.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • "Religious observances shouldn’t be denied to anyone."
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass

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