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unwitting
used in Moby Dick

3 uses
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Definition
not intentional (without knowledge)
  • But, though the world scouts at us whale hunters, yet does it unwittingly pay us the profoundest homage; yea, an all-abounding adoration! for almost all the tapers, lamps, and candles that burn round the globe, burn, as before so many shrines, to our glory!
    Chapters 22-24 -- Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (65% in)
  • Squeeze! squeeze! squeeze! all the morning long; I squeezed that sperm till I myself almost melted into it; I squeezed that sperm till a strange sort of insanity came over me; and I found myself unwittingly squeezing my co-laborers' hands in it, mistaking their hands for the gentle globules.
    Chapters 94-96 -- A Squeeze of the Hand; The Cassock; The Try-Works (11% in)
  • Unwittingly here a secret has been divulged, which perhaps might more properly, in set way, have been disclosed before.
    Chapters 106-108 -- Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (15% in)

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