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diverge
used in Moby Dick

3 uses
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Definition
to move apart; or be or become different
  • Ship and boat diverged; the cold, damp night breeze blew between; a screaming gull flew overhead; the two hulls wildly rolled; we gave three heavy-hearted cheers, and blindly plunged like fate into the lone Atlantic.
    Chapters 22-24 -- Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (43% in)
  • "Aye, aye, I thought as much," soliloquized Stubb, when the boats diverged, "as soon as I clapt eye on 'em, I thought so.
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (52% in)
  • Soon the two ships diverged their wakes; and long as the strange vessel was in view, she was seen to yaw hither and thither at every dark spot, however small, on the sea.
    Chapters 127-129 -- The Deck; The Pequod meets the Rachel; The Cabin--Ahab and Pip (75% in)

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