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reciprocal
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Moby Dick
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  • These things are reciprocal; the ball rebounds, only to bound forward again; for now in laying open the haunts of the whale, the whalemen seem to have indirectly hit upon new clews to that same mystic North-West Passage.
  • Now in the present case Erskine contended that the examples of the whale and the lady were reciprocally illustrative of each other.

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as in: reciprocal privileges Define
something shared or interchanged equally (such as equal responsibility, shared feelings, mutual respect, or exchanged aid)
as in: reciprocal numbers Define
inversely related -- especially one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1; e.g., 1/5 is the reciprocal of 5
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