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benediction
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
the closing prayer for God's blessing of the congregation offered by a clergyman at the end of a worship service
  • Returning to the Spouter-Inn from the Chapel, I found Queequeg there quite alone; he having left the Chapel before the benediction some time.
    Chapters 10-12 -- A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (1% in)
  • He said no more, but slowly waving a benediction, covered his face with his hands, and so remained kneeling, till all the people had departed, and he was left alone in the place.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (**% in)
  • "Upon my soul, I am about of the same opinion; so give the benediction, Fleece, and I'll away to my supper."
    Chapters 64-66 -- Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (45% in)

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