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attest
used in Moby Dick

4 uses
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Definition
to provide evidence or verbally confirm that something is true
  • The dignity of our calling the very heavens attest.
    Chapters 22-24 -- Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (96% 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)
  • First: The uncertain, unsettled condition of this science of Cetology is in the very vestibule attested by the fact, that in some quarters it still remains a moot point whether a whale be a fish.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (25% 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)

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