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contend
used in Moby Dick

2 uses
  • Now in the present case Erskine contended that the examples of the whale and the lady were reciprocally illustrative of each other.
    Chapters 88-90 -- Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (56% in)
  • For a few minutes the struggle was intensely critical; for while they still slacked out the tightened line in one direction, and still plied their oars in another, the contending strain threatened to take them under.
    Chapters 73-75 -- Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; The Sperm Whale's Head, The Right Whale's Head (9% in)

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