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agitate
used in Moby Dick

4 uses
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Definition
to stir up — emotionally (such as anxiety) or physically (such as shaking)
  • As for Peleg, after letting off his rage as he had, there seemed no more left in him, and he, too, sat down like a lamb, though he twitched a little as if still nervously agitated.
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (49% in)
  • As with a low sucking sound it slowly disappeared again, Starbuck still gazing at the agitated waters where it had sunk, with a wild voice exclaimed—"Almost rather had I seen Moby Dick and fought him, than to have seen thee, thou white ghost!"
    Chapters 58-60 -- Brit; Squid; The Line (46% in)
  • But still another inquiry remains; one often agitated by the more recondite Nantucketers.
    Chapters 103-105 -- Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (73% in)
  • Hoveringly halting, and dipping on the wing, the white sea-fowls longingly lingered over the agitated pool that he left.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (11% in)

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