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celerity
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a rate that is rapid
  • As he thundered out this he made a rush at Bildad, but with a marvellous oblique, sliding celerity, Bildad for that time eluded him.
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (48% in)
  • The phantoms, for so they then seemed, were flitting on the other side of the deck, and, with a noiseless celerity, were casting loose the tackles and bands of the boat which swung there.
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (34% in)
  • But suddenly as he peered down and down into its depths, he profoundly saw a white living spot no bigger than a white weasel, with wonderful celerity uprising, and magnifying as it rose, till it turned, and then there were plainly revealed two long crooked rows of white, glistening teeth, floating up from the undiscoverable bottom.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (13% in)

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