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solace
used in Moby Dick

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comfort felt or given during a time of disappointment or misery
  • 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)
  • Not so the sailor, beholding the scenery of the Antarctic seas; where at times, by some infernal trick of legerdemain in the powers of frost and air, he, shivering and half shipwrecked, instead of rainbows speaking hope and solace to his misery, views what seems a boundless churchyard grinning upon him with its lean ice monuments and splintered crosses.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (93% in)
  • In truth, this gentleman is a luxurious Ottoman, swimming about over the watery world, surroundingly accompanied by all the solaces and endearments of the harem.
    Chapters 88-90 -- Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (5% in)
  • Yet, oh, the great sun is no fixture; and if, at midnight, we would fain snatch some sweet solace from him, we gaze for him in vain!
    Chapters 97-99 -- The Lamp; Stowing Down & Clearing Up; Doubloon (60% in)

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