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dogged
used in Moby Dick

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
dogged determination
Definition
continuing effort to achieve something despite difficulties (persistent)
  • Heated and irritated as he was by his spasmodic toil at the pumps, for all his first nameless feeling of forbearance the sweating Steelkilt could but ill brook this bearing in the mate; but somehow still smothering the conflagration within him, without speaking he remained doggedly rooted to his seat, till at last the incensed Radney shook the hammer within a few inches of his face, furiously commanding him to do his bidding.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (49% in)

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2  —2 uses as in:
dogged by problems
Definition
followed; or persistently annoyed
  • He did; and then it seemed to me that he was dogging us, but with what intent I could not for the life of me imagine.
    Chapters 19-21 -- The Prophet; All Astir; Going Aboard (32% in)
dogging = following
  • I was resolved to satisfy myself whether this ragged Elijah was really dogging us or not, and with that intent crossed the way with Queequeg, and on that side of it retraced our steps.
    Chapters 19-21 -- The Prophet; All Astir; Going Aboard (35% in)

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exact meaning not specified
  • 'The White Whale—the White Whale!' was the cry from captain, mates, and harpooneers, who, undeterred by fearful rumours, were all anxious to capture so famous and precious a fish; while the dogged crew eyed askance, and with curses, the appalling beauty of the vast milky mass, that lit up by a horizontal spangling sun, shifted and glistened like a living opal in the blue morning sea.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (88% in)

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