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perceptible
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
capable of being noticed — typically because it is different enough or large enough
  • But that thing of his dissembling was only subject to his perceptibility, not to his will determinate.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (53% in)
  • And, by and by, it came to pass, that he was almost continually in the air; but, as yet, for all that he said, or perceptibly did, on the at last sunny deck, he seemed as unnecessary there as another mast.
    Chapters 28-30 — Ahab; (Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb); The Pipe (43% in)
  • No perceptible face or front did it have; no conceivable token of either sensation or instinct; but undulated there on the billows, an unearthly, formless, chance-like apparition of life.
    Chapters 58-60 — Brit; Squid; The Line (45% in)
  • The peeled white body of the beheaded whale flashes like a marble sepulchre; though changed in hue, it has not perceptibly lost anything in bulk.
    Chapters 67-69 — Cutting In; The Blanket; The Funeral (83% in)

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