- Nor can piety itself, at such a shameful sight, completely stifle her upbraidings against the permitting stars.Chapters 25-27 -- Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (39% in)
- Then, in that contracted hole, sunk, too, beneath the ship's water-line, Jonah feels the heralding presentiment of that stifling hour, when the whale shall hold him in the smallest of his bowels' wards.Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (64% in)
- As when by unseen hands the water is gradually drawn off from some mighty fountain, and with half-stifled melancholy gurglings the spray-column lowers and lowers to the ground—so the last long dying spout of the whale.Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (83% in)
There are no more uses of "stifle" in Moby Dick.
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