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cogent
used in Moby Dick

4 uses
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Definition
powerfully persuasive
  • But the last term of the definition is still more cogent, as coupled with the first.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (29% in)
  • The anatomical fact of this labyrinth is indisputable; and that the supposition founded upon it is reasonable and true, seems the more cogent to me, when I consider the otherwise inexplicable obstinacy of that leviathan in HAVING HIS SPOUTINGS OUT, as the fishermen phrase it.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (6% in)
  • And by the soundest commentators this has ever been held a cogent argument in such matters.
    Chapters 88-90 -- Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (94% in)
  • This is a cogent vice thou hast here, carpenter; let me feel its grip once.
    Chapters 106-108 -- Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (68% in)

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