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anguish
used in Moby Dick

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extreme distress of body or mind
  • This lovely light, it lights not me; all loveliness is anguish to me, since I can ne'er enjoy.
    Chapters 37-39 -- Sunset; Dusk; First Night-Watch (17% in)
  • ...revelry hies to his bed, still reeling, but with conscience yet pricking him, as the plungings of the Roman race-horse but so much the more strike his steel tags into him; as one who in that miserable plight still turns and turns in giddy anguish, praying God for annihilation until the fit be passed; and at last amid the whirl of woe he feels, a deep stupor steals over him, as over the man who bleeds to death, for conscience is the wound, and there's naught to staunch it; so, after...
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (68% in)
  • That immaculate manliness we feel within ourselves, so far within us, that it remains intact though all the outer character seem gone; bleeds with keenest anguish at the undraped spectacle of a valor-ruined man.
    Chapters 25-27 -- Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (39% in)
  • Yet, when by this collision forced to turn towards home, and for long months of days and weeks, Ahab and anguish lay stretched together in one hammock, rounding in mid winter that dreary, howling Patagonian Cape; then it was, that his torn body and gashed soul bled into one another; and so interfusing, made him mad.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (47% in)
  • ...of the night, which, resuming his own intense thoughts through the day, carried them on amid a clashing of phrensies, and whirled them round and round and round in his blazing brain, till the very throbbing of his life-spot became insufferable anguish; and when, as was sometimes the case, these spiritual throes in him heaved his being up from its base, and a chasm seemed opening in him, from which forked flames and lightnings shot up, and accursed fiends beckoned him to leap down among...
    Chapters 43-45 -- Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (34% in)
  • And heaved and heaved, still unrestingly heaved the black sea, as if its vast tides were a conscience; and the great mundane soul were in anguish and remorse for the long sin and suffering it had bred.
    Chapters 49-51 -- The Hyena; Ahab's Boat and Crew - Fedallah; The Spirit-Spout (84% in)
  • At the instant of the dart an ulcerous jet shot from this cruel wound, and goaded by it into more than sufferable anguish, the whale now spouting thick blood, with swift fury blindly darted at the craft, bespattering them and their glorying crews all over with showers of gore, capsizing Flask's boat and marring the bows.
    Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (81% in)
  • Nor, at the time, had it failed to enter his monomaniac mind, that all the anguish of that then present suffering was but the direct issue of a former woe; and he too plainly seemed to see, that as the most poisonous reptile of the marsh perpetuates his kind as inevitably as the sweetest songster of the grove; so, equally with every felicity, all miserable events do naturally beget their like.
    Chapters 106-108 -- Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (7% in)

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