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heed
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
pay close attention to; or to do what is suggested — especially with regard to a warning or other advice
  • Sin not; but if you do, take heed to repent of it like Jonah.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (84% in)
  • He sees no black sky and raging sea, feels not the reeling timbers, and little hears he or heeds he the far rush of the mighty whale, which even now with open mouth is cleaving the seas after him.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (71% in)
  • He goes down in the whirling heart of such a masterless commotion that he scarce heeds the moment when he drops seething into the yawning jaws awaiting him; and the whale shoots-to all his ivory teeth, like so many white bolts, upon his prison.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (81% in)
  • Whilst I was thus closely scanning him, half-pretending meanwhile to be looking out at the storm from the casement, he never heeded my presence, never troubled himself with so much as a single glance; but appeared wholly occupied with counting the pages of the marvellous book.
    Chapters 10-12 -- A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (14% in)
  • But we heeded them not, going along wheeling the barrow by turns, and Queequeg now and then stopping to adjust the sheath on his harpoon barbs.
    Chapters 13-15 -- Wheelbarrow; Nantucket; Chowder (4% in)
  • Now while Peleg was vainly trying to mend a pen with his jack-knife, old Bildad, to my no small surprise, considering that he was such an interested party in these proceedings; Bildad never heeded us, but went on mumbling to himself out of his book, "LAY not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth—"
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (42% in)
  • Heed it well, ye Pantheists!
    Chapters 34-36 -- The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck--Ahab and all (63% in)
  • Never heed yonder yellow boys, Archy.
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (41% in)
  • And so it served us night after night, till no one heeded it but to wonder at it.
    Chapters 49-51 -- The Hyena; Ahab's Boat and Crew - Fedallah; The Spirit-Spout (72% in)
  • But, as yet, Stubb heeded not the mumblings of the banquet that was going on so nigh him, no more than the sharks heeded the smacking of his own epicurean lips.
    Chapters 64-66 -- Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (27% in)
  • But, as yet, Stubb heeded not the mumblings of the banquet that was going on so nigh him, no more than the sharks heeded the smacking of his own epicurean lips.
    Chapters 64-66 -- Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (27% in)
  • ...of Starbuck and Stubb, the mates; and just as fast as it is thus peeled off, and indeed by that very act itself, it is all the time being hoisted higher and higher aloft till its upper end grazes the main-top; the men at the windlass then cease heaving, and for a moment or two the prodigious blood-dripping mass sways to and fro as if let down from the sky, and every one present must take good heed to dodge it when it swings, else it may box his ears and pitch him headlong overboard.
    Chapters 67-69 -- Cutting In; The Blanket; The Funeral (20% in)
  • Whether it was that Tashtego, that wild Indian, was so heedless and reckless as to let go for a moment his one-handed hold on the great cabled tackles suspending the head; or whether the place where he stood was so treacherous and oozy; or whether the Evil One himself would have it to fall out so, without stating his particular reasons; how it was exactly, there is no telling now; but, on a sudden, as the eightieth or ninetieth bucket came suckingly up—my God! poor Tashtego—like the...
    Chapters 76-78 -- The Battering-Ram; The Great Heidelburgh Tun; Cistern and Buckets (61% in)
  • As he mounted the deck, Ahab abruptly accosted him, without at all heeding what he had in his hand; but in his broken lingo, the German soon evinced his complete ignorance of the White Whale; immediately turning the conversation to his lamp-feeder and oil can, with some remarks touching his having to turn into his hammock at night in profound darkness—his last drop of Bremen oil being gone, and not a single flying-fish yet captured to supply the deficiency; concluding by hinting that...
    Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (34% in)
  • And, indeed, it seemed small matter for wonder, that for all his pervading, mad recklessness, Ahab did at times give careful heed to the condition of that dead bone upon which he partly stood.
    Chapters 106-108 -- Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (4% in)
  • —take ye good heed of that; Queequeg dies game!
    Chapters 109-111 -- Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin; Queequeg in his Coffin; The Pacific (72% in)
  • And thus, while the one ship went cheerily before the breeze, the other stubbornly fought against it; and so the two vessels parted; the crew of the Pequod looking with grave, lingering glances towards the receding Bachelor; but the Bachelor's men never heeding their gaze for the lively revelry they were in.
    Chapters 115-117 -- The Pequod Meets The Bachelor; The Dying Whale; The Whale Watch (45% in)
  • "Yes, yes, round the Cape of Good Hope is the shortest way to Nantucket," soliloquized Starbuck suddenly, heedless of Stubb's question.
    Chapters 118-120 -- The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (43% in)
  • But heedless of all this, his mood seized Ahab, as he happened to glance upon the reel, not many hours after the magnet scene, and he remembered how his quadrant was no more, and recalled his frantic oath about the level log and line.
    Chapters 124-126 -- The Needle; The Log and Line; The Life-Buoy (37% in)
  • But so have I seen little Miriam and Martha, laughing-eyed elves, heedlessly gambol around their old sire; sporting with the circle of singed locks which grew on the marge of that burnt-out crater of his brain.
    Chapters 130-132 -- The Hat; The Pequod meets the Delight; The Symphony (66% in)
  • But ere that close limit was gained, and while yet all three boats were plain as the ship's three masts to his eye; the White Whale churning himself into furious speed, almost in an instant as it were, rushing among the boats with open jaws, and a lashing tail, offered appalling battle on every side; and heedless of the irons darted at him from every boat, seemed only intent on annihilating each separate plank of which those boats were made.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (45% in)
  • Heed them not! those teeth but give new rowlocks to your oars.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (85% in)

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