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momentous
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
of very great significance
  • Now these three mates—Starbuck, Stubb, and Flask, were momentous men.
    Chapters 25-27 -- Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (71% in)
  • One way and another, it has begotten events so remarkable in themselves, and so continuously momentous in their sequential issues, that whaling may well be regarded as that Egyptian mother, who bore offspring themselves pregnant from her womb.
    Chapters 22-24 -- Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (72% in)
  • That odd sort of wayward mood I am speaking of, comes over a man only in some time of extreme tribulation; it comes in the very midst of his earnestness, so that what just before might have seemed to him a thing most momentous, now seems but a part of the general joke.
    Chapters 49-51 -- The Hyena; Ahab's Boat and Crew - Fedallah; The Spirit-Spout (5% in)
  • Looking over the side, they saw the before lifeless head throbbing and heaving just below the surface of the sea, as if that moment seized with some momentous idea; whereas it was only the poor Indian unconsciously revealing by those struggles the perilous depth to which he had sunk.
    Chapters 76-78 -- The Battering-Ram; The Great Heidelburgh Tun; Cistern and Buckets (68% in)

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