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sublime
used in Moby Dick

11 uses
  • I would e'en take it for sublime, did I not know that the colic is a noisy malady.
    Chapters 118-120 -- The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (**% in)
  • Yet was there a sort of indefinite, half-attained, unimaginable sublimity about it that fairly froze you to it, till you involuntarily took an oath with yourself to find out what that marvellous painting meant.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (41% in)
  • All this struck me as mighty singular; yet, upon second thoughts, there was something almost sublime in it.
    Chapters 10-12 -- A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (19% in)
  • But, doubtless, this noble savage fed strong and drank deep of the abounding element of air; and through his dilated nostrils snuffed in the sublime life of the worlds.
    Chapters 34-36 -- The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck--Ahab and all (23% in)
  • For the most part, in this tropic whaling life, a sublime uneventfulness invests you; you hear no news; read no gazettes; extras with startling accounts of commonplaces never delude you into unnecessary excitements; you hear of no domestic afflictions; bankrupt securities; fall of stocks; are never troubled with the thought of what you shall have for dinner—for all your meals for three years and more are snugly stowed in casks, and your bill of fare is immutable.
    Chapters 34-36 -- The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck--Ahab and all (41% in)
  • ...the Passion of our Lord; though in the Vision of St. John, white robes are given to the redeemed, and the four-and-twenty elders stand clothed in white before the great-white throne, and the Holy One that sitteth there white like wool; yet for all these accumulated associations, with whatever is sweet, and honourable, and sublime, there yet lurks an elusive something in the innermost idea of this hue, which strikes more of panic to the soul than that redness which affrights in blood.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (66% in)
  • From my forenoon watch below, I ascended to the overclouded deck; and there, dashed upon the main hatches, I saw a regal, feathery thing of unspotted whiteness, and with a hooked, Roman bill sublime.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (71% in)
  • And those sublimer towers, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, whence, in peculiar moods, comes that gigantic ghostliness over the soul at the bare mention of that name, while the thought of Virginia's Blue Ridge is full of a soft, dewy, distant dreaminess?
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (85% in)
  • This aspect is sublime.
    Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (7% in)
  • And besides other reasons, to this conclusion I am impelled, by considerations touching the great inherent dignity and sublimity of the Sperm Whale; I account him no common, shallow being, inasmuch as it is an undisputed fact that he is never found on soundings, or near shores; all other whales sometimes are.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (20% in)
  • Excepting the sublime BREACH—somewhere else to be described—this peaking of the whale's flukes is perhaps the grandest sight to be seen in all animated nature.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (37% in)

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