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- engendering an element in him, which, under suitable circumstances, would break out from its confinement, and burn all his courage up.Chapters 25-27 -- Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (32% in)
engendering = causing
- With the problem of the universe revolving in me, how could I—being left completely to myself at such a thought-engendering altitude—how could I but lightly hold my obligations to observe all whale-ships' standing orders, "Keep your weather eye open, and sing out every time."Chapters 34-36 -- The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck--Ahab and all (56% in)
- And how nobly it raises our conceit of the mighty, misty monster, to behold him solemnly sailing through a calm tropical sea; his vast, mild head overhung by a canopy of vapour, engendered by his incommunicable contemplations, and that vapour—as you will sometimes see it—glorified by a rainbow, as if Heaven itself had put its seal upon his thoughts.Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (22% in)
There are no more uses of "engender" in Moby Dick.
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