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inherent
used in Moby Dick

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existing as an inseparable part or characteristic
  • But in the great Sperm Whale, this high and mighty god-like dignity inherent in the brow is so immensely amplified, that gazing on it, in that full front view, you feel the Deity and the dread powers more forcibly than in beholding any other object in living nature.
    Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (9% in)
  • ...that all other earthly hues—every stately or lovely emblazoning—the sweet tinges of sunset skies and woods; yea, and the gilded velvets of butterflies, and the butterfly cheeks of young girls; all these are but subtile deceits, not actually inherent in substances, but only laid on from without; so that all deified Nature absolutely paints like the harlot, whose allurements cover nothing but the charnel-house within; and when we proceed further, and consider that the mystical cosmetic...
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (98% in)
  • And besides other reasons, to this conclusion I am impelled, by considerations touching the great inherent dignity and sublimity of the Sperm Whale; I account him no common, shallow being, inasmuch as it is an undisputed fact that he is never found on soundings, or near shores; all other whales sometimes are.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (20% in)

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