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- ...when drawing nigh the coasts of foreign lands, if by night he hear the roar of breakers, starts to vigilance, and feels just enough of trepidation to sharpen all his faculties;Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (90% in)
trepidation = fear or anxiety about what will happen
- It cannot well be doubted, that the one visible quality in the aspect of the dead which most appals the gazer, is the marble pallor lingering there; as if indeed that pallor were as much like the badge of consternation in the other world, as of mortal trepidation here.Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (81% in)
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