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stoic
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
seeming unaffected by pleasure, pain, or emotions
  • The transition is a keen one, I assure you, from a schoolmaster to a sailor, and requires a strong decoction of Seneca and the Stoics to enable you to grin and bear it.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (15% in)
  • This Right Whale I take to have been a Stoic; the Sperm Whale, a Platonian, who might have taken up Spinoza in his latter years.
    Chapters 73-75 -- Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; The Sperm Whale's Head, The Right Whale's Head (**% in)

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