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perdition
used in Moby Dick

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hell; (in Christianity:  where Satan resides and non-saved suffer eternal punishment)
  • Ah! how cheerfully we consign ourselves to perdition!
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (18% in)
  • Then tossing both arms, with measureless imprecations he shouted out: "Aye, aye! and I'll chase him round Good Hope, and round the Horn, and round the Norway Maelstrom, and round perdition's flames before I give him up.
    Chapters 34-36 -- The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck--Ahab and all (79% in)
  • As such a man, however, was not of much practical use in the ship, especially as he refused to work except when he pleased, the incredulous captain would fain have been rid of him; but apprised that that individual's intention was to land him in the first convenient port, the archangel forthwith opened all his seals and vials—devoting the ship and all hands to unconditional perdition, in case this intention was carried out.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (37% in)

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