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refuge
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
something giving protection — especially a safe place
  • The lamp alarms and frightens Jonah; as lying in his berth his tormented eyes roll round the place, and this thus far successful fugitive finds no refuge for his restless glance.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (66% in)
  • With all her might she crowds all sail off shore; in so doing, fights 'gainst the very winds that fain would blow her homeward; seeks all the lashed sea's landlessness again; for refuge's sake forlornly rushing into peril; her only friend her bitterest foe!
    Chapters 22-24 -- Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (50% in)
  • But this objection likewise falls to the ground, because a German exegetist supposes that Jonah must have taken refuge in the floating body of a DEAD whale—even as the French soldiers in the Russian campaign turned their dead horses into tents, and crawled into them.
    Chapters 82-84 -- The Honour and Glory of Whaling; Jonah Historically Regarded; Pitchpoling (53% in)
  • With many other particulars concerning Ahab, always had it remained a mystery to some, why it was, that for a certain period, both before and after the sailing of the Pequod, he had hidden himself away with such Grand-Lama-like exclusiveness; and, for that one interval, sought speechless refuge, as it were, among the marble senate of the dead.
    Chapters 106-108 -- Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (17% in)
  • Belated, and not innocently, one bitter winter's midnight, on the road running between two country towns, the blacksmith half-stupidly felt the deadly numbness stealing over him, and sought refuge in a leaning, dilapidated barn.
    Chapters 112-114 -- The Blacksmith; The Forge; The Gilder (10% in)

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