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robust
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
strong
The exact meaning of robust can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "a robust person" — strong and healthy
  • "a robust system" — unlikely to fail
  • "a robust defense" — strong and energetic
  • "robust flavor" — strong, rich, and complex
  • Why is almost every robust healthy boy with a robust healthy soul in him, at some time or other crazy to go to sea?
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (9% in)
  • Why is almost every robust healthy boy with a robust healthy soul in him, at some time or other crazy to go to sea?
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (9% in)
  • I had not been seated very long ere a man of a certain venerable robustness entered; immediately as the storm-pelted door flew back upon admitting him, a quick regardful eyeing of him by all the congregation, sufficiently attested that this fine old man was the chaplain.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (18% in)
  • He looked like a man cut away from the stake, when the fire has overrunningly wasted all the limbs without consuming them, or taking away one particle from their compacted aged robustness.
    Chapters 28-30 -- Ahab; (Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb); The Pipe (19% in)
  • When Angelo paints even God the Father in human form, mark what robustness is there.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (29% in)
  • The firmaments of air and sea were hardly separable in that all-pervading azure; only, the pensive air was transparently pure and soft, with a woman's look, and the robust and man-like sea heaved with long, strong, lingering swells, as Samson's chest in his sleep.
    Chapters 130-132 -- The Hat; The Pequod meets the Delight; The Symphony (59% in)

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