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relent
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Moby Dick
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  • Struck by his desperate dauntlessness, and his wild desire to visit Christendom, the captain at last relented, and told him he might make himself at home.
  • For YOU too have a boy, Captain Ahab—though but a child, and nestling safely at home now—a child of your old age too—Yes, yes, you relent; I see it—run, run, men, now, and stand by to square in the yards.

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  • After what seemed like hours, the pain finally relented.
  • She won’t relent until you do what she asks.

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