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invariably
used in Moby Dick

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consistently or without variation
  • But butchers, also, and butchers of the bloodiest badge have been all Martial Commanders whom the world invariably delights to honour.
    Chapters 22-24 -- Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (60% in)
  • Whereas, among spouting fish the tail, though it may be similarly shaped, invariably assumes a horizontal position.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (30% in)
  • Full of fine spirits, they invariably come from the breezy billows to windward.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (76% in)
  • So assured, indeed, is the fact concerning the periodicalness of the sperm whale's resorting to given waters, that many hunters believe that, could he be closely observed and studied throughout the world; were the logs for one voyage of the entire whale fleet carefully collated, then the migrations of the sperm whale would be found to correspond in invariability to those of the herring-shoals or the flights of swallows.
    Chapters 43-45 -- Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (13% in)
  • So that with ease he elevates it in the air, and invariably does so when going at his utmost speed.
    Chapters 61-63 -- Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (26% in)
  • According to the invariable usage of the fishery, the whale-boat pushes off from the ship, with the headsman or whale-killer as temporary steersman, and the harpooneer or whale-fastener pulling the foremost oar, the one known as the harpooneer-oar.
    Chapters 61-63 -- Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (66% in)
  • ...away under the table at the dead meat; and though, were you to turn the whole affair upside down, it would still be pretty much the same thing, that is to say, a shocking sharkish business enough for all parties; and though sharks also are the invariable outriders of all slave ships crossing the Atlantic, systematically trotting alongside, to be handy in case a parcel is to be carried anywhere, or a dead slave to be decently buried; and though one or two other like instances might be...
    Chapters 64-66 -- Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (24% in)
  • Almost invariably it is all over obliquely crossed and re-crossed with numberless straight marks in thick array, something like those in the finest Italian line engravings.
    Chapters 67-69 -- Cutting In; The Blanket; The Funeral (51% in)
  • The invariable moisture of my hair, while plunged in deep thought, after six cups of hot tea in my thin shingled attic, of an August noon; this seems an additional argument for the above supposition.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (21% in)
  • Such is the subtle elasticity of the organ I treat of, that whether wielded in sport, or in earnest, or in anger, whatever be the mood it be in, its flexions are invariably marked by exceeding grace.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (30% in)
  • But here be it premised, that owing to the unwearied activity with which of late they have been hunted over all four oceans, the Sperm Whales, instead of almost invariably sailing in small detached companies, as in former times, are now frequently met with in extensive herds, sometimes embracing so great a multitude, that it would almost seem as if numerous nations of them had sworn solemn league and covenant for mutual assistance and protection.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (55% in)
  • In cavalier attendance upon the school of females, you invariably see a male of full grown magnitude, but not old; who, upon any alarm, evinces his gallantry by falling in the rear and covering the flight of his ladies.
    Chapters 88-90 -- Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (3% in)
  • Because there were two boats in his wake, and he supposed, no doubt, that they would of course come up to Pip very quickly, and pick him up; though, indeed, such considerations towards oarsmen jeopardized through their own timidity, is not always manifested by the hunters in all similar instances; and such instances not unfrequently occur; almost invariably in the fishery, a coward, so called, is marked with the same ruthless detestation peculiar to military navies and armies.
    Chapters 91-93 -- The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (95% in)
  • This is the invariable cry from the mates to the mincer.
    Chapters 94-96 -- A Squeeze of the Hand; The Cassock; The Try-Works (48% in)
  • It has before been hinted, perhaps, that every little untoward circumstance that befell him, and which indirectly sprang from his luckless mishap, almost invariably irritated or exasperated Ahab.
    Chapters 100-102 -- The Pequod meets….; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (6% in)
  • And here be it said, that whenever it has been convenient to consult one in the course of these dissertations, I have invariably used a huge quarto edition of Johnson, expressly purchased for that purpose; because that famous lexicographer's uncommon personal bulk more fitted him to compile a lexicon to be used by a whale author like me.
    Chapters 103-105 -- Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (29% in)

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