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irresolute
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
uncertain how to act or proceed
  • But I stood irresolute; when looking at a clock in the corner, he exclaimed "I vum it's Sunday—you won't see that harpooneer to-night; he's come to anchor somewhere—come along then; DO come; WON'T ye come?"
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (75% in)
  • Stripped to our shirts and drawers, we sprang to the white-ash, and after several hours' pulling were almost disposed to renounce the chase, when a general pausing commotion among the whales gave animating token that they were now at last under the influence of that strange perplexity of inert irresolution, which, when the fishermen perceive it in the whale, they say he is gallied.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (66% in)

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