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indolent
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
lazy; disinclined to work
  • Indolence and idleness perished before him.
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (34% in)
indolence = laziness
  • The tranced ship indolently rolls; the drowsy trade winds blow; everything resolves you into languor.
    Chapters 34-36 -- The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck--Ahab and all (41% in)
  • Besides he all the time looked so easy and indolent himself, so loungingly managed his steering-oar, and so broadly gaped—open-mouthed at times—that the mere sight of such a yawning commander, by sheer force of contrast, acted like a charm upon the crew.
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (48% in)
  • Like Mark Antony, for days and days along his green-turfed, flowery Nile, he indolently floats, openly toying with his red-cheeked Cleopatra, ripening his apricot thigh upon the sunny deck.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (56% in)
  • The waves, too, nodded their indolent crests; and across the wide trance of the sea, east nodded to west, and the sun over all.
    Chapters 61-63 -- Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (9% in)
  • It is very curious to watch this harem and its lord in their indolent ramblings.
    Chapters 88-90 -- Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (7% in)
  • As I sat there at my ease, cross-legged on the deck; after the bitter exertion at the windlass; under a blue tranquil sky; the ship under indolent sail, and gliding so serenely along; as I bathed my hands among those soft, gentle globules of infiltrated tissues, woven almost within the hour; as they richly broke to my fingers, and discharged all their opulence, like fully ripe grapes their wine; as I snuffed up that uncontaminated aroma,—literally and truly, like the smell of spring...
    Chapters 94-96 -- A Squeeze of the Hand; The Cassock; The Try-Works (6% in)
  • So, in good time my Queequeg gained strength; and at length after sitting on the windlass for a few indolent days (but eating with a vigorous appetite) he suddenly leaped to his feet, threw out his arms and legs, gave himself a good stretching, yawned a little bit, and then springing into the head of his hoisted boat, and poising a harpoon, pronounced himself fit for a fight.
    Chapters 109-111 -- Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin; Queequeg in his Coffin; The Pacific (81% in)
  • For not by any calm and indolent spoutings; not by the peaceable gush of that mystic fountain in his head, did the White Whale now reveal his vicinity; but by the far more wondrous phenomenon of breaching.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (42% in)

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