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impair
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
make worse or less effective
  • But with the whale, these two sashes are separately inserted, making two distinct windows, but sadly impairing the view.
    Chapters 73-75 -- Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; The Sperm Whale's Head, The Right Whale's Head (55% in)
  • Real strength never impairs beauty or harmony, but it often bestows it; and in everything imposingly beautiful, strength has much to do with the magic.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (28% in)

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