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congregation
used in Moby Dick

8 uses
  • But you must not suppose from this specimen of his sermonizings that he ever flew into downright passions with his congregation.
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (47% in)
  • Entering, I found a small scattered congregation of sailors, and sailors' wives and widows.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (2% in)
  • Whether any of the relatives of the seamen whose names appeared there were now among the congregation, I knew not; but so many are the unrecorded accidents in the fishery, and so plainly did several women present wear the countenance if not the trappings of some unceasing grief, that I feel sure that here before me were assembled those, in whose unhealing hearts the sight of those bleak tablets sympathetically caused the old wounds to bleed afresh.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (8% in)
  • I had not been seated very long ere a man of a certain venerable robustness entered; immediately as the storm-pelted door flew back upon admitting him, a quick regardful eyeing of him by all the congregation, sufficiently attested that this fine old man was the chaplain.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (18% in)
  • ...was to continue all day, I did not choose to disturb him till towards night-fall; for I cherish the greatest respect towards everybody's religious obligations, never mind how comical, and could not find it in my heart to undervalue even a congregation of ants worshipping a toad-stool; or those other creatures in certain parts of our earth, who with a degree of footmanism quite unprecedented in other planets, bow down before the torso of a deceased landed proprietor merely on account of...
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (61% in)
  • "I mean, sir, the same ancient Catholic Church to which you and I, and Captain Peleg there, and Queequeg here, and all of us, and every mother's son and soul of us belong; the great and everlasting First Congregation of this whole worshipping world; we all belong to that; only some of us cherish some queer crotchets no ways touching the grand belief; in THAT we all join hands."
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (89% in)
  • Sullenly taking the offered lantern, old Fleece limped across the deck to the bulwarks; and then, with one hand dropping his light low over the sea, so as to get a good view of his congregation, with the other hand he solemnly flourished his tongs, and leaning far over the side in a mumbling voice began addressing the sharks, while Stubb, softly crawling behind, overheard all that was said.
    Chapters 64-66 -- Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (35% in)
  • But even Solomon, he says, "the man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain" (I.E., even while living) "in the congregation of the dead."
    Chapters 94-96 -- A Squeeze of the Hand; The Cassock; The Try-Works (97% in)

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