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bravado
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a show of courage — especially intentionally shown to intimidate or earn admiration
  • "There she breaches! there she breaches!" was the cry, as in his immeasurable bravadoes the White Whale tossed himself salmon-like to Heaven.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (43% in)

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