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convivial
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
friendly and fun — especially (when of a person) fond of the pleasures of good company
  • How could he forget that in his Island days, Queequeg, for one, must certainly have been guilty of some murderous, convivial indiscretions.
    Chapters 34-36 -- The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck--Ahab and all (25% in)
  • Thou belongest to that hopeless, sallow tribe which no wine of this world will ever warm; and for whom even Pale Sherry would be too rosy-strong; but with whom one sometimes loves to sit, and feel poor-devilish, too; and grow convivial upon tears; and say to them bluntly, with full eyes and empty glasses, and in not altogether unpleasant sadness—Give it up, Sub-Subs!
    Extracts (5% in)
  • It is a most refreshing, convivial, beautiful object to behold.
    Chapters 94-96 -- A Squeeze of the Hand; The Cassock; The Try-Works (20% in)
  • I impute it, though, to their naturally unctuous natures, being rendered still more unctuous by the nature of their vocation, and especially by their pursuing their game in those frigid Polar Seas, on the very coasts of that Esquimaux country where the convivial natives pledge each other in bumpers of train oil.
    Chapters 100-102 -- The Pequod meets….; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (69% in)

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