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resolve
used in Moby Dick

18 uses
  • There seems some ground to imagine that the great Kraken of Bishop Pontoppodan may ultimately resolve itself into Squid.
    Chapters 58-60 — Brit; Squid; The Line (55% in)
  • Supper over, the company went back to the bar-room, when, knowing not what else to do with myself, I resolved to spend the rest of the evening as a looker on.
    Chapters 1-3 — Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (53% in)
  • But I lay perfectly still, and resolved not to say a word till spoken to.
    Chapters 1-3 — Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (82% in)
  • Then the Captain knows that Jonah is a fugitive; but at the same time resolves to help a flight that paves its rear with gold.
    Chapters 7-9 — The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (61% in)
  • He at once resolved to accompany me to that island, ship aboard the same vessel, get into the same watch, the same boat, the same mess with me, in short to share my every hap; with both my hands in his, boldly dip into the Potluck of both worlds.
    Chapters 10-12 — A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (96% in)
  • They resolved to follow in the same direction.
    Chapters 13-15 — Wheelbarrow; Nantucket; Chowder (55% in)
  • I was resolved to satisfy myself whether this ragged Elijah was really dogging us or not, and with that intent crossed the way with Queequeg, and on that side of it retraced our steps.
    Chapters 19-21 — The Prophet; All Astir; Going Aboard (35% in)
  • So Queequeg and I got down our traps, resolving, however, to sleep ashore till the last.
    Chapters 19-21 — The Prophet; All Astir; Going Aboard (41% in)
  • Chief among those who did this fetching and carrying was Captain Bildad's sister, a lean old lady of a most determined and indefatigable spirit, but withal very kindhearted, who seemed resolved that, if SHE could help it, nothing should be found wanting in the Pequod, after once fairly getting to sea.
    Chapters 19-21 — The Prophet; All Astir; Going Aboard (52% in)
  • The tranced ship indolently rolls; the drowsy trade winds blow; everything resolves you into languor.
    Chapters 34-36 — The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck—Ahab and all (41% in)
  • Yet these, perhaps, instead of being the unsuppressable symptoms of some latent weakness, or fright at his own resolve, were but the plainest tokens of its intensity.
    Chapters 43-45 — Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (36% in)
  • So still and subdued and yet somehow preluding was all the scene, and such an incantation of reverie lurked in the air, that each silent sailor seemed resolved into his own invisible self.
    Chapters 46-48 — Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (19% in)
  • The whales might have made one of their regular soundings, not a temporary dive from mere fright; and if that were the case, Stubb, as his wont in such cases, it seems, was resolved to solace the languishing interval with his pipe.
    Chapters 46-48 — Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (70% in)
  • And in this way the two went once slowly round the windlass; when, resolved at last no longer to retreat, bethinking him that he had now forborne as much as comported with his humor, the Lakeman paused on the hatches and thus spoke to the officer: " 'Mr.
    Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (50% in)
  • On the contrary, it seemed, that mainly at Steelkilt's instigation, they had resolved to maintain the strictest peacefulness, obey all orders to the last, and, when the ship reached port, desert her in a body.
    Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (79% in)
  • When Brahma, or the God of Gods, saith the Shaster, resolved to recreate the world after one of its periodical dissolutions, he gave birth to Vishnoo, to preside over the work; but the Vedas, or mystical books, whose perusal would seem to have been indispensable to Vishnoo before beginning the creation, and which therefore must have contained something in the shape of practical hints to young architects, these Vedas were lying at the bottom of the waters; so Vishnoo became incarnate in...
    Chapters 82-84 — The Honour and Glory of Whaling; Jonah Historically Regarded; Pitchpoling (36% in)
  • Riotous and disordered as the universal commotion now was, it soon resolved itself into what seemed a systematic movement; for having clumped together at last in one dense body, they then renewed their onward flight with augmented fleetness.
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (98% in)
  • Seeing how matters stood, and what a noble great whale it was—the noblest and biggest I ever saw, sir, in my life—I resolved to capture him, spite of the boiling rage he seemed to be in.
    Chapters 100-102 — The Pequod meets....; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (17% in)

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