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abhor
used in Moby Dick

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to hate or detest something
  • That ghastly whiteness it is which imparts such an abhorrent mildness, even more loathsome than terrific, to the dumb gloating of their aspect.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (67% in)
  • That intangible malignity which has been from the beginning; to whose dominion even the modern Christians ascribe one-half of the worlds; which the ancient Ophites of the east reverenced in their statue devil;—Ahab did not fall down and worship it like them; but deliriously transferring its idea to the abhorred white whale, he pitted himself, all mutilated, against it.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (45% in)
  • Starbuck's body and Starbuck's coerced will were Ahab's, so long as Ahab kept his magnet at Starbuck's brain; still he knew that for all this the chief mate, in his soul, abhorred his captain's quest, and could he, would joyfully disintegrate himself from it, or even frustrate it.
    Chapters 46-48 — Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (5% in)
  • It is not, perhaps, entirely because the whale is so excessively unctuous that landsmen seem to regard the eating of him with abhorrence; that appears to result, in some way, from the consideration before mentioned: i.e. that a man should eat a newly murdered thing of the sea, and eat it too by its own light.
    Chapters 64-66 — Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (80% in)
  • Come hither! bury thyself in a life which, to your now equally abhorred and abhorring, landed world, is more oblivious than death.
    Chapters 112-114 — The Blacksmith; The Forge; The Gilder (32% in)
  • Come hither! bury thyself in a life which, to your now equally abhorred and abhorring, landed world, is more oblivious than death.
    Chapters 112-114 — The Blacksmith; The Forge; The Gilder (32% in)

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