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deify
used in Moby Dick

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exalt to the position of a God
  • And this reminds me that had the great Sperm Whale been known to the young Orient World, he would have been deified by their child-magian thoughts.
    Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (13% in)
  • ...sweet tinges of sunset skies and woods; yea, and the gilded velvets of butterflies, and the butterfly cheeks of young girls; all these are but subtile deceits, not actually inherent in substances, but only laid on from without; so that all deified Nature absolutely paints like the harlot, whose allurements cover nothing but the charnel-house within; and when we proceed further, and consider that the mystical cosmetic which produces every one of her hues, the great principle of light,...
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (98% in)
  • They deified the crocodile of the Nile, because the crocodile is tongueless; and the Sperm Whale has no tongue, or at least it is so exceedingly small, as to be incapable of protrusion.
    Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (13% in)

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