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tepid
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
less heat (or enthusiasm) than might be expected
  • Yet Dives himself, he too lives like a Czar in an ice palace made of frozen sighs, and being a president of a temperance society, he only drinks the tepid tears of orphans.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (38% in)
  • No! hands him, ye gods! hands him a cup of tepid ginger and water!
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (91% in)

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