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nurture
used in Moby Dick

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help develop or grow
  • Thus, gentlemen, though an inlander, Steelkilt was wild-ocean born, and wild-ocean nurtured; as much of an audacious mariner as any.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (34% in)
  • In one word, Queequeg, said I, rather digressively; hell is an idea first born on an undigested apple-dumpling; and since then perpetuated through the hereditary dyspepsias nurtured by Ramadans.
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (81% in)
  • Now, gentlemen, in square-sail brigs and three-masted ships, well-nigh as large and stout as any that ever sailed out of your old Callao to far Manilla; this Lakeman, in the land-locked heart of our America, had yet been nurtured by all those agrarian freebooting impressions popularly connected with the open ocean.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (31% in)
  • His story was this: He had been originally nurtured among the crazy society of Neskyeuna Shakers, where he had been a great prophet; in their cracked, secret meetings having several times descended from heaven by the way of a trap-door, announcing the speedy opening of the seventh vial, which he carried in his vest-pocket; but, which, instead of containing gunpowder, was supposed to be charged with laudanum.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (31% in)

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