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revelry
used in Moby Dick

5 uses
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Definition
a party — especially a noisy one

or:

to party or celebrate — especially in a noisy way
  • When the revelry of his companions had mounted to its height, this man slipped away unobserved, and I saw no more of him till he became my comrade on the sea.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (58% in)
  • Like one who after a night of drunken revelry hies to his bed, still reeling, but with conscience yet pricking him, as the plungings of the Roman race-horse but so much the more strike his steel tags into him; as one who in that miserable plight still turns and turns in giddy anguish, praying God for annihilation until the fit be passed; and at last amid the whirl of woe he feels, a deep stupor steals over him, as over the man who bleeds to death, for conscience is the wound, and...
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (67% in)
  • [A BURST OF REVELRY FROM THE FORECASTLE.
    Chapters 37-39 -- Sunset; Dusk; First Night-Watch (61% in)
  • Hark! the infernal orgies! that revelry is forward! mark the unfaltering silence aft!
    Chapters 37-39 -- Sunset; Dusk; First Night-Watch (65% in)
  • And thus, while the one ship went cheerily before the breeze, the other stubbornly fought against it; and so the two vessels parted; the crew of the Pequod looking with grave, lingering glances towards the receding Bachelor; but the Bachelor's men never heeding their gaze for the lively revelry they were in.
    Chapters 115-117 -- The Pequod Meets The Bachelor; The Dying Whale; The Whale Watch (45% in)

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