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personify
used in Moby Dick

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  • All that most maddens and torments; all that stirs up the lees of things; all truth with malice in it; all that cracks the sinews and cakes the brain; all the subtle demonisms of life and thought; all evil, to crazy Ahab, were visibly personified, and made practically assailable in Moby Dick.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (46% in)
  • Nor even in our superstitions do we fail to throw the same snowy mantle round our phantoms; all ghosts rising in a milk-white fog—Yea, while these terrors seize us, let us add, that even the king of terrors, when personified by the evangelist, rides on his pallid horse.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (82% in)
  • In the midst of the personified impersonal, a personality stands here.
    Chapters 118-120 -- The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (74% in)

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