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perpetuate
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
to cause to continue
  • Nor, at the time, had it failed to enter his monomaniac mind, that all the anguish of that then present suffering was but the direct issue of a former woe; and he too plainly seemed to see, that as the most poisonous reptile of the marsh perpetuates his kind as inevitably as the sweetest songster of the grove; so, equally with every felicity, all miserable events do naturally beget their like.
    Chapters 106-108 — Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (8% in)
  • In one word, Queequeg, said I, rather digressively; hell is an idea first born on an undigested apple-dumpling; and since then perpetuated through the hereditary dyspepsias nurtured by Ramadans.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (81% in)

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