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emulate
used in Moby Dick

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imitate (copy)
  • If a stranger were introduced into any miscellaneous metropolitan society, it would but slightly advance the general opinion of his merits, were he presented to the company as a harpooneer, say; and if in emulation of the naval officers he should append the initials S.W.F. (Sperm Whale Fishery) to his visiting card, such a procedure would be deemed pre-eminently presuming and ridiculous.
    Chapters 22-24 -- Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (57% in)

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