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venerable
used in Moby Dick

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respected (worthy of respect) — typically because of age or position
  • Her venerable bows looked bearded.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (6% in)
  • I had not been seated very long ere a man of a certain venerable robustness entered; immediately as the storm-pelted door flew back upon admitting him, a quick regardful eyeing of him by all the congregation, sufficiently attested that this fine old man was the chaplain.
    Chapters 7-9 — The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (18% in)
  • —In one respect this is the most venerable of the leviathans, being the one first regularly hunted by man.
    Chapters 31-33 — Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (38% in)
  • Now, venerable priest, further into the light, and hold the Holy Book before me that I may touch it.
    Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (99% in)
  • "Speak, thou vast and venerable head," muttered Ahab, "which, though ungarnished with a beard, yet here and there lookest hoary with mosses; speak, mighty head, and tell us the secret thing that is in thee.
    Chapters 70-72 — The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (11% in)
  • Look your last, now, on these venerable hooded heads, while they yet lie together; for one will soon sink, unrecorded, in the sea; the other will not be very long in following.
    Chapters 73-75 — Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; The Sperm Whale's Head, The Right Whale's Head (97% in)
  • Whether this whale belonged to the pod in advance, seemed questionable; for it is not customary for such venerable leviathans to be at all social.
    Chapters 79-81 — The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (39% in)
  • Like venerable moss-bearded Daniel Boone, he will have no one near him but Nature herself; and her he takes to wife in the wilderness of waters, and the best of wives she is, though she keeps so many moody secrets.
    Chapters 88-90 — Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (26% in)
  • Nor must there be omitted another strange attestation of the antiquity of the whale, in his own osseous post-diluvian reality, as set down by the venerable John Leo, the old Barbary traveller.
    Chapters 103-105 — Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (55% in)
  • Hadst thou taken this old blacksmith to thyself ere his full ruin came upon him, then had the young widow had a delicious grief, and her orphans a truly venerable, legendary sire to dream of in their after years; and all of them a care-killing competency.
    Chapters 112-114 — The Blacksmith; The Forge; The Gilder (22% in)

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