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aghast
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
shocked with feelings of surprise and dismay (sadness, disappointment, or worry)
  • "Quick, Bildad," said Peleg, his partner, who, aghast at the close vicinity of the flying harpoon, had retreated towards the cabin gangway.
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (92% in)
  • And ever, as the white moon shows her affrighted face from the steep gullies in the blackness overhead, aghast Jonah sees the rearing bowsprit pointing high upward, but soon beat downward again towards the tormented deep.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (74% in)
  • Had any one of his old acquaintances on shore but half dreamed of what was lurking in him then, how soon would their aghast and righteous souls have wrenched the ship from such a fiendish man!
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (57% in)
  • For the moment all the aghast mate's thoughts seemed theirs; they raised a half mutinous cry.
    Chapters 118-120 -- The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (90% in)

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