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presentiment
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a premonition (a supernatural feeling about what is to come) — especially of something evil or bad
  • Outward portents and inward presentiments were his.
    Chapters 25-27 -- Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (20% in)
  • Then, in that contracted hole, sunk, too, beneath the ship's water-line, Jonah feels the heralding presentiment of that stifling hour, when the whale shall hold him in the smallest of his bowels' wards.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (64% in)
  • He seemed to be working in obedience to some particular presentiment.
    Chapters 82-84 -- The Honour and Glory of Whaling; Jonah Historically Regarded; Pitchpoling (76% in)

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