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communicable
used in Moby Dick

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of disease:  capable of being transmitted by infection
  • Oh, thou foundling fire, thou hermit immemorial, thou too hast thy incommunicable riddle, thy unparticipated grief.
    Chapters 118-120 — The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (84% in)
  • Each silent worshipper seemed purposely sitting apart from the other, as if each silent grief were insular and incommunicable.
    Chapters 7-9 — The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (3% in)
  • And how nobly it raises our conceit of the mighty, misty monster, to behold him solemnly sailing through a calm tropical sea; his vast, mild head overhung by a canopy of vapour, engendered by his incommunicable contemplations, and that vapour—as you will sometimes see it—glorified by a rainbow, as if Heaven itself had put its seal upon his thoughts.
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (22% in)

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