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docile
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
easily led or managed
  • Consider all this; and then turn to this green, gentle, and most docile earth; consider them both, the sea and the land; and do you not find a strange analogy to something in yourself?
    Chapters 58-60 -- Brit; Squid; The Line (28% in)
  • Yet was this Nantucketer a man with some good-hearted traits; and this Lakeman, a mariner, who though a sort of devil indeed, might yet by inflexible firmness, only tempered by that common decency of human recognition which is the meanest slave's right; thus treated, this Steelkilt had long been retained harmless and docile.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (35% in)

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