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omnipotent
used in Moby Dick

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all powerful
  • So omnipotent is art; which in many a district of New Bedford has superinduced bright terraces of flowers upon the barren refuse rocks thrown aside at creation's final day.
    Chapters 4-6 -- The Counter-Pane; Breakfast; The Street (97% in)
  • The vast swells of the omnipotent sea; the surging, hollow roar they made, as they rolled along the eight gunwales, like gigantic bowls in a boundless bowling-green; the brief suspended agony of the boat, as it would tip for an instant on the knife-like edge of the sharper waves, that almost seemed threatening to cut it in two; the sudden profound dip into the watery glens and hollows; the keen spurrings and goadings to gain the top of the opposite hill; the headlong, sled-like slide...
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (82% in)
  • But, in general, they toil with their jack-knives alone; and, with that almost omnipotent tool of the sailor, they will turn you out anything you please, in the way of a mariner's fancy.
    Chapters 55-57 -- Monstrous Pictures of Whales; Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales; Whales in Paint…. (84% in)
  • But the bird has a voice, and with plaintive cries will make known her fear; but the fear of this vast dumb brute of the sea, was chained up and enchanted in him; he had no voice, save that choking respiration through his spiracle, and this made the sight of him unspeakably pitiable; while still, in his amazing bulk, portcullis jaw, and omnipotent tail, there was enough to appal the stoutest man who so pitied.
    Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (57% in)
  • I know that of me, which thou knowest not of thyself, oh, thou omnipotent.
    Chapters 118-120 -- The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (83% in)

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