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valor
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger — especially in battle
  • That immaculate manliness we feel within ourselves, so far within us, that it remains intact though all the outer character seem gone; bleeds with keenest anguish at the undraped spectacle of a valor-ruined man.
    Chapters 25-27 -- Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (39% in)
  • But were the coming narrative to reveal in any instance, the complete abasement of poor Starbuck's fortitude, scarce might I have the heart to write it; for it is a thing most sorrowful, nay shocking, to expose the fall of valour in the soul.
    Chapters 25-27 -- Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (36% in)
  • ...them all; though it was put together of all contrasting things—oak, and maple, and pine wood; iron, and pitch, and hemp—yet all these ran into each other in the one concrete hull, which shot on its way, both balanced and directed by the long central keel; even so, all the individualities of the crew, this man's valor, that man's fear; guilt and guiltiness, all varieties were welded into oneness, and were all directed to that fatal goal which Ahab their one lord and keel did point to.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (39% in)

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