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utilitarian
used in Moby Dick

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designed for usefulness rather than beauty or style
  • His own person was the exact embodiment of his utilitarian character.
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (34% in)
  • Though Jeremy Bentham's skeleton, which hangs for candelabra in the library of one of his executors, correctly conveys the idea of a burly-browed utilitarian old gentleman, with all Jeremy's other leading personal characteristics; yet nothing of this kind could be inferred from any leviathan's articulated bones.
    Chapters 55-57 -- Monstrous Pictures of Whales; Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales; Whales in Paint…. (39% in)

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