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eloquent
used in Moby Dick

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  • But after embattling his facts, an advocate who should wholly suppress a not unreasonable surmise, which might tell eloquently upon his cause—such an advocate, would he not be blameworthy?
    Chapters 25-27 — Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (1% in)
  • Again, it is very often observed that, if the sperm whale, once struck, is allowed time to rally, he then acts, not so often with blind rage, as with wilful, deliberate designs of destruction to his pursuers; nor is it without conveying some eloquent indication of his character, that upon being attacked he will frequently open his mouth, and retain it in that dread expansion for several consecutive minutes.
    Chapters 43-45 — Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (91% in)

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