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- If there yet lurked any ice of indifference towards me in the Pagan's breast, this pleasant, genial smoke we had, soon thawed it out, and left us cronies.Chapters 10-12 -- A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (34% in)
- As the sky grew less gloomy; indeed, began to grow a little genial, he became still less and less a recluse; as if, when the ship had sailed from home, nothing but the dead wintry bleakness of the sea had then kept him so secluded.Chapters 28-30 -- Ahab; (Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb); The Pipe (41% in)
- There is nothing like the perils of whaling to breed this free and easy sort of genial, desperado philosophy; and with it I now regarded this whole voyage of the Pequod, and the great White Whale its object.Chapters 49-51 -- The Hyena; Ahab's Boat and Crew - Fedallah; The Spirit-Spout (6% in)
- But while hapless Dough-Boy was by nature dull and torpid in his intellects, Pip, though over tender-hearted, was at bottom very bright, with that pleasant, genial, jolly brightness peculiar to his tribe; a tribe, which ever enjoy all holidays and festivities with finer, freer relish than any other race.Chapters 91-93 -- The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (73% in)
- Not this hand complies with my humor more genially than that boy.Chapters 127-129 -- The Deck; The Pequod meets the Rachel; The Cabin--Ahab and Pip (3% in)
There are no more uses of "genial" in Moby Dick.
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