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impersonal
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
not responsive to individual persons
  • In the midst of the personified impersonal, a personality stands here.
    Chapters 118-120 -- The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (74% in)
  • For nothing was this man more remarkable, than for a certain impersonal stolidity as it were; impersonal, I say; for it so shaded off into the surrounding infinite of things, that it seemed one with the general stolidity discernible in the whole visible world; which while pauselessly active in uncounted modes, still eternally holds its peace, and ignores you, though you dig foundations for cathedrals.
    Chapters 106-108 -- Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (43% in)
  • For nothing was this man more remarkable, than for a certain impersonal stolidity as it were; impersonal, I say; for it so shaded off into the surrounding infinite of things, that it seemed one with the general stolidity discernible in the whole visible world; which while pauselessly active in uncounted modes, still eternally holds its peace, and ignores you, though you dig foundations for cathedrals.
    Chapters 106-108 -- Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (43% in)

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