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impious
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
not pious; i.e., lacking reverence for a god
  • I think I see his impious end; but feel that I must help him to it.
    Chapters 37-39 -- Sunset; Dusk; First Night-Watch (48% in)
  • What, perhaps, with other things, made Stubb such an easy-going, unfearing man, so cheerily trudging off with the burden of life in a world full of grave pedlars, all bowed to the ground with their packs; what helped to bring about that almost impious good-humor of his; that thing must have been his pipe.
    Chapters 25-27 -- Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (57% in)
  • ...but the subtle insanity of Ahab respecting Moby Dick was noways more significantly manifested than in his superlative sense and shrewdness in foreseeing that, for the present, the hunt should in some way be stripped of that strange imaginative impiousness which naturally invested it; that the full terror of the voyage must be kept withdrawn into the obscure background (for few men's courage is proof against protracted meditation unrelieved by action); that when they stood their long...
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (7% in)
  • I say it only shows his foolish, impious pride, and abominable, devilish rebellion against the reverend clergy.
    Chapters 82-84 -- The Honour and Glory of Whaling; Jonah Historically Regarded; Pitchpoling (67% in)
  • The fellow's impious!
    Chapters 106-108 -- Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (79% in)
  • Oh, oh,—Impiety and blasphemy to hunt him more!
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (57% in)

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