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infernal
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
very bad; or very annoying; or characteristic of hell or the underworld
  • Lord save me, thinks I, that must be the harpooneer, the infernal head-peddler.
    Chapters 1-3 — Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (82% in)
  • "Stop your grinning," shouted I, "and why didn't you tell me that that infernal harpooneer was a cannibal?"
    Chapters 1-3 — Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (97% in)
  • Hark! the infernal orgies! that revelry is forward! mark the unfaltering silence aft!
    Chapters 37-39 — Sunset; Dusk; First Night-Watch (64% in)
  • But though similar disasters, however little bruited ashore, were by no means unusual in the fishery; yet, in most instances, such seemed the White Whale's infernal aforethought of ferocity, that every dismembering or death that he caused, was not wholly regarded as having been inflicted by an unintelligent agent.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (41% in)
  • Such a crew, so officered, seemed specially picked and packed by some infernal fatality to help him to his monomaniac revenge.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (58% in)
  • Not so the sailor, beholding the scenery of the Antarctic seas; where at times, by some infernal trick of legerdemain in the powers of frost and air, he, shivering and half shipwrecked, instead of rainbows speaking hope and solace to his misery, views what seems a boundless churchyard grinning upon him with its lean ice monuments and splintered crosses.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (92% in)
  • And that question once answered, pirates straightway steer apart, for they are infernal villains on both sides, and don't like to see overmuch of each other's villanous likenesses.
    Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (15% in)
  • ...that gate lay the route to his vengeance, and beheld, how that through that same gate he was now both chasing and being chased to his deadly end; and not only that, but a herd of remorseless wild pirates and inhuman atheistical devils were infernally cheering him on with their curses;—when all these conceits had passed through his brain, Ahab's brow was left gaunt and ribbed, like the black sand beach after some stormy tide has been gnawing it, without being able to drag the firm thing...
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (63% in)
  • Then come out those fiery effulgences, infernally superb; then the evil-blazing diamond, once the divinest symbol of the crystal skies, looks like some crown-jewel stolen from the King of Hell.
    Chapters 91-93 — The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (77% in)
  • Shall we be towed by him to the infernal world?
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (57% in)

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