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juncture
used in Moby Dick

4 uses
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Definition
where things come together — especially a point in time with a critical event
  • It was curious and not unpleasing, how Peleg and Bildad were affected at this juncture, especially Captain Bildad.
    Chapters 22-24 -- Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (29% in)
  • At this juncture the Pequod's keels had shot by the three German boats last lowered; but from the great start he had had, Derick's boat still led the chase, though every moment neared by his foreign rivals.
    Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (44% in)
  • Now, inclusive of the occasional wide intervals between the revolving outer circles, and inclusive of the spaces between the various pods in any one of those circles, the entire area at this juncture, embraced by the whole multitude, must have contained at least two or three square miles.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (81% in)
  • Had you stepped on board the Pequod at a certain juncture of this post-mortemizing of the whale; and had you strolled forward nigh the windlass, pretty sure am I that you would have scanned with no small curiosity a very strange, enigmatical object, which you would have seen there, lying along lengthwise in the lee scuppers.
    Chapters 94-96 -- A Squeeze of the Hand; The Cassock; The Try-Works (36% in)

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