- All four boats gave chase again; but the whale eluded them, and finally wholly disappeared.Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (91% in)
- As he thundered out this he made a rush at Bildad, but with a marvellous oblique, sliding celerity, Bildad for that time eluded him.Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (48% in)
- Of a retiring nature, he eludes both hunters and philosophers.Chapters 31-33 — Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (55% in)
- ...is this absent-minded youth by the blending cadence of waves with thoughts, that at last he loses his identity; takes the mystic ocean at his feet for the visible image of that deep, blue, bottomless soul, pervading mankind and nature; and every strange, half-seen, gliding, beautiful thing that eludes him; every dimly-discovered, uprising fin of some undiscernible form, seems to him the embodiment of those elusive thoughts that only people the soul by continually flitting through it.Chapters 34-36 — The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck—Ahab and all (61% in)
- Your only salvation lies in eluding it; but if it comes sideways through the opposing water, then partly owing to the light buoyancy of the whale boat, and the elasticity of its materials, a cracked rib or a dashed plank or two, a sort of stitch in the side, is generally the most serious result.Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (33% in)
- But skilfully manoeuvred, incessantly wheeling like trained chargers in the field; the boats for a while eluded him; though, at times, but by a plank's breadth; while all the time, Ahab's unearthly slogan tore every other cry but his to shreds.Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (46% in)
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