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elude
used in Moby Dick

6 uses
  • 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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