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zeal
used in Moby Dick

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active interest and enthusiasm
  • ...but in their hasty zeal to befriend him, and from the circumstance that both he and the sharks were at times half hidden by the blood-muddled water, those indiscreet spades of theirs would come nearer amputating a leg than a tail.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (87% in)
zeal = enthusiasm
  • So that, through their zeal for him, they had all conspired, so far as in them lay, to muffle up the knowledge of this thing from others; and hence it was, that not till a considerable interval had elapsed, did it transpire upon the Pequod's decks.
    Chapters 106-108 -- Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (21% in)

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