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disciple
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
someone who believes and helps to spread the teachings of another
  • Nor have Gall and his disciple Spurzheim failed to throw out some hints touching the phrenological characteristics of other beings than man.
    Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (2% in)
  • So strongly did he work upon his disciples among the crew, that at last in a body they went to the captain and told him if Gabriel was sent from the ship, not a man of them would remain.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (37% in)
  • This terrible event clothed the archangel with added influence; because his credulous disciples believed that he had specifically fore-announced it, instead of only making a general prophecy, which any one might have done, and so have chanced to hit one of many marks in the wide margin allowed.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (55% in)

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