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relinquish
used in Moby Dick

3 uses
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Definition
to let go
  • He was therefore forced to relinquish his plan.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (38% in)
  • And if, after a three, four, or five years' voyage she is drawing nigh home with anything empty in her—say, an empty vial even—then, her mast-heads are kept manned to the last; and not till her skysail-poles sail in among the spires of the port, does she altogether relinquish the hope of capturing one whale more.
    Chapters 34-36 -- The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck--Ahab and all (31% in)
  • They soon relinquish this turbulence though, and when about three-fourths grown, break up, and separately go about in quest of settlements, that is, harems.
    Chapters 88-90 -- Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (31% in)

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