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apparition
used in Moby Dick

9 uses
  • If to Starbuck the apparition of the Squid was a thing of portents, to Queequeg it was quite a different object.
    Chapters 61-63 — Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (0% in)
  • I was comforting myself, however, with the thought that in pious Bildad might be found some salvation, spite of his seven hundred and seventy-seventh lay; when I felt a sudden sharp poke in my rear, and turning round, was horrified at the apparition of Captain Peleg in the act of withdrawing his leg from my immediate vicinity.
    Chapters 22-24 — Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (19% in)
  • And if the idea of peril so much enhances the popular conceit of the soldier's profession; let me assure ye that many a veteran who has freely marched up to a battery, would quickly recoil at the apparition of the sperm whale's vast tail, fanning into eddies the air over his head.
    Chapters 22-24 — Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (64% in)
  • So that overawed by the rumors and portents concerning him, not a few of the fishermen recalled, in reference to Moby Dick, the earlier days of the Sperm Whale fishery, when it was oftentimes hard to induce long practised Right whalemen to embark in the perils of this new and daring warfare; such men protesting that although other leviathans might be hopefully pursued, yet to chase and point lance at such an apparition as the Sperm Whale was not for mortal man.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (32% in)
  • A most imperial and archangelical apparition of that unfallen, western world, which to the eyes of the old trappers and hunters revived the glories of those primeval times when Adam walked majestic as a god, bluff-browed and fearless as this mighty steed.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (76% in)
  • Therefore, in his other moods, symbolize whatever grand or gracious thing he will by whiteness, no man can deny that in its profoundest idealized significance it calls up a peculiar apparition to the soul.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (82% in)
  • For a time, there reigned, too, a sense of peculiar dread at this flitting apparition, as if it were treacherously beckoning us on and on, in order that the monster might turn round upon us, and rend us at last in the remotest and most savage seas.
    Chapters 49-51 — The Hyena; Ahab's Boat and Crew - Fedallah; The Spirit-Spout (76% in)
  • No perceptible face or front did it have; no conceivable token of either sensation or instinct; but undulated there on the billows, an unearthly, formless, chance-like apparition of life.
    Chapters 58-60 — Brit; Squid; The Line (46% in)
  • The glittering mouth yawned beneath the boat like an open-doored marble tomb; and giving one sidelong sweep with his steering oar, Ahab whirled the craft aside from this tremendous apparition.
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (13% in)

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