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discretion
used in Moby Dick

3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
Parental discretion advised
Definition
good judgment or good taste
  • 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)

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  • The fetid closeness of the air, and a famishing diet, united perhaps to some fears of ultimate retribution, had constrained them to surrender at discretion.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (69% in)
  • I suppose then, that going plump on a flying whale with your sail set in a foggy squall is the height of a whaleman's discretion?"
    Chapters 49-51 -- The Hyena; Ahab's Boat and Crew - Fedallah; The Spirit-Spout (11% in)

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