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oblivious
used in Moby Dick

4 uses
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unaware of
  • Come hither! bury thyself in a life which, to your now equally abhorred and abhorring, landed world, is more oblivious than death.
    Chapters 112-114 -- The Blacksmith; The Forge; The Gilder (32% in)
  • Lo! ye believers in gods all goodness, and in man all ill, lo you! see the omniscient gods oblivious of suffering man; and man, though idiotic, and knowing not what he does, yet full of the sweet things of love and gratitude.
    Chapters 124-126 -- The Needle; The Log and Line; The Life-Buoy (61% in)
  • Sweet childhood of air and sky! how oblivious were ye of old Ahab's close-coiled woe!
    Chapters 130-132 -- The Hat; The Pequod meets the Delight; The Symphony (65% in)
  • At length as the craft was cast to one side, and ran ranging along with the White Whale's flank, he seemed strangely oblivious of its advance—as the whale sometimes will—and Ahab was fairly within the smoky mountain mist, which, thrown off from the whale's spout, curled round his great, Monadnock hump; he was even thus close to him; when, with body arched back, and both arms lengthwise high-lifted to the poise, he darted his fierce iron, and his far fiercer curse into the hated whale.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (86% in)

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