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vindicate
used in Moby Dick

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show to be right or justified
  • The acute policy dictating these movements was sufficiently vindicated at daybreak, by the sight of a long sleek on the sea directly and lengthwise ahead, smooth as oil, and resembling in the pleated watery wrinkles bordering it, the polished metallic-like marks of some swift tide-rip, at the mouth of a deep, rapid stream.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (1% in)

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