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devout
used in Moby Dick

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devoted (having enthusiastic belief and supporting) — usually to a religion
  • He paused a little; then kneeling in the pulpit's bows, folded his large brown hands across his chest, uplifted his closed eyes, and offered a prayer so deeply devout that he seemed kneeling and praying at the bottom of the sea.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (37% in)
  • Besides, to this day, the highly enlightened Turks devoutly believe in the historical story of Jonah.
    Chapters 82-84 -- The Honour and Glory of Whaling; Jonah Historically Regarded; Pitchpoling (69% in)
  • As devout Eckerman lifted the linen sheet from the naked corpse of Goethe, he was overwhelmed with the massive chest of the man, that seemed as a Roman triumphal arch.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (28% in)
  • As Ptolemy Philopater testified of the African elephant, I then testified of the whale, pronouncing him the most devout of all beings.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (39% in)
  • Gently he insinuates his vast bulk among them again and revels there awhile, still in tantalizing vicinity to young Lothario, like pious Solomon devoutly worshipping among his thousand concubines.
    Chapters 88-90 -- Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (16% in)
  • Among many other fine qualities, my royal friend Tranquo, being gifted with a devout love for all matters of barbaric vertu, had brought together in Pupella whatever rare things the more ingenious of his people could invent; chiefly carved woods of wonderful devices, chiselled shells, inlaid spears, costly paddles, aromatic canoes; and all these distributed among whatever natural wonders, the wonder-freighted, tribute-rendering waves had cast upon his shores.
    Chapters 100-102 -- The Pequod meets….; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (80% in)

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