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credulous
used in Moby Dick

5 uses
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Definition
gullible (being too willing to believe)
  • his credulous disciples believed that he had specifically fore-announced it, instead of only making a general prophecy
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (55% in)
credulous = too willing to believe
  • In good time, though, to his great delight, the three salt-sea warriors would rise and depart; to his credulous, fable-mongering ears, all their martial bones jingling in them at every step, like Moorish scimetars in scabbards.
    Chapters 34-36 -- The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck--Ahab and all (26% in)
  • Nor, credulous as such minds must have been, was this conceit altogether without some faint show of superstitious probability.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (34% in)
  • The awe-stricken credulous slaves in the vicinity took it for the bones of one of the fallen angels.
    Chapters 103-105 -- Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (43% in)
  • To the credulous mariners it seemed the same silent spout they had so long ago beheld in the moonlit Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (4% in)

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