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infidel
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a negative term describing someone as not believing in the "right" religion or god
  • O head! thou hast seen enough to split the planets and make an infidel of Abraham, and not one syllable is thine!
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (16% in)
  • ...are included; why it is that a universal proverb says of them, that they tell no tales, though containing more secrets than the Goodwin Sands; how it is that to his name who yesterday departed for the other world, we prefix so significant and infidel a word, and yet do not thus entitle him, if he but embarks for the remotest Indies of this living earth; why the Life Insurance Companies pay death-forfeitures upon immortals; in what eternal, unstirring paralysis, and deadly, hopeless...
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (12% in)
  • ...hues, the great principle of light, for ever remains white or colourless in itself, and if operating without medium upon matter, would touch all objects, even tulips and roses, with its own blank tinge—pondering all this, the palsied universe lies before us a leper; and like wilful travellers in Lapland, who refuse to wear coloured and colouring glasses upon their eyes, so the wretched infidel gazes himself blind at the monumental white shroud that wraps all the prospect around him.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (**% in)
  • Only the infidel sharks in the audacious seas may give ear to such words, when, with tornado brow, and eyes of red murder, and foam-glued lips, Ahab leaped after his prey.
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (80% in)
  • Here is a vital point; for you must either satisfactorily settle this matter with yourself, or for ever remain an infidel as to one of the most appalling, but not the less true events, perhaps anywhere to be found in all recorded history.
    Chapters 76-78 -- The Battering-Ram; The Great Heidelburgh Tun; Cistern and Buckets (3% in)
  • Doubts of all things earthly, and intuitions of some things heavenly; this combination makes neither believer nor infidel, but makes a man who regards them both with equal eye.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (23% in)
  • Oh, thou dark Hindoo half of nature, who of drowned bones hast builded thy separate throne somewhere in the heart of these unverdured seas; thou art an infidel, thou queen, and too truly speakest to me in the wide-slaughtering Typhoon, and the hushed burial of its after calm.
    Chapters 115-117 -- The Pequod Meets The Bachelor; The Dying Whale; The Whale Watch (68% in)

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