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inevitable
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
certain to happen (even if one tried to prevent it)
  • That to attempt it, would be inevitably to be torn into a quick eternity.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (32% in)
  • Being once pursued by a whale which he had wounded, he parried the assault for some time with a lance; but the furious monster at length rushed on the boat; himself and comrades only being preserved by leaping into the water when they saw the onset was inevitable.
    Extracts (82% in)
  • Long exile from Christendom and civilization inevitably restores a man to that condition in which God placed him, i.e. what is called savagery.
    Chapters 55-57 — Monstrous Pictures of Whales; Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales; Whales in Paint.... (84% in)
  • Now, this occasional inevitable sinking of the recently killed Sperm Whale is a very curious thing; nor has any fisherman yet adequately accounted for it.
    Chapters 79-81 — The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (93% in)
  • Such unintermitted strainings upon the planted iron must sooner or later inevitably extract it.
    Chapters 82-84 — The Honour and Glory of Whaling; Jonah Historically Regarded; Pitchpoling (79% in)
  • Nor, at the time, had it failed to enter his monomaniac mind, that all the anguish of that then present suffering was but the direct issue of a former woe; and he too plainly seemed to see, that as the most poisonous reptile of the marsh perpetuates his kind as inevitably as the sweetest songster of the grove; so, equally with every felicity, all miserable events do naturally beget their like.
    Chapters 106-108 — Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (8% in)

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