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progressive
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
favoring political change or new ideas (typically associated with liberal causes); or a person with such beliefs

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gradually getting more severe — as of a disease or other condition

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gradually advancing (making progress)
  • ...of this: that it is an inference from certain canonic teachings, that while some natural enjoyments here shall have no children born to them for the other world, but, on the contrary, shall be followed by the joy-childlessness of all hell's despair; whereas, some guilty mortal miseries shall still fertilely beget to themselves an eternally progressive progeny of griefs beyond the grave; not at all to hint of this, there still seems an inequality in the deeper analysis of the thing.
    Chapters 106-108 -- Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (11% in)

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