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indefinitely
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
an unspecified, but long period of time; or forever
  • And when it comes to sleeping with an unknown stranger, in a strange inn, in a strange town, and that stranger a harpooneer, then your objections indefinitely multiply.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (60% in)
  • Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (97% in)
  • In the distance he saw the diminished dotted boat; and then a swift gleam of bubbling white water; and after that nothing more; whence it was concluded that the stricken whale must have indefinitely run away with his pursuers, as often happens.
    Chapters 127-129 -- The Deck; The Pequod meets the Rachel; The Cabin--Ahab and Pip (40% in)
  • But the added power of the boat did not equal the added power of the whale, for he seemed to have treble-banked his every fin; swimming with a velocity which plainly showed, that if now, under these circumstances, pushed on, the chase would prove an indefinitely prolonged, if not a hopeless one; nor could any crew endure for so long a period, such an unintermitted, intense straining at the oar; a thing barely tolerable only in some one brief vicissitude.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (25% in)

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