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used in Moby Dick

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expressing or causing sadness
  • It needs scarcely to be told, with what feelings, on the eve of a Nantucket voyage, I regarded those marble tablets, and by the murky light of that darkened, doleful day read the fate of the whalemen who had gone before me.
    Chapters 7-9 — The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (15% in)
  • There's a most doleful and most mocking funeral!
    Chapters 67-69 — Cutting In; The Blanket; The Funeral (89% in)

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