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reign
used in Moby Dick

13 uses
  • Emblazonings, as of crowned Babylonian kings and queens, reigned over everything.
    Chapters 124-126 — The Needle; The Log and Line; The Life-Buoy (3% in)
  • A muffled silence reigned, only broken at times by the shrieks of the storm.
    Chapters 7-9 — The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (2% in)
  • He thinks that a ship made by men will carry him into countries where God does not reign, but only the Captains of this earth.
    Chapters 7-9 — The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (47% in)
  • Some days elapsed, and ice and icebergs all astern, the Pequod now went rolling through the bright Quito spring, which, at sea, almost perpetually reigns on the threshold of the eternal August of the Tropic.
    Chapters 28-30 — Ahab; (Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb); The Pipe (51% in)
  • Yet, owing to the long priority of his claims, and the profound ignorance which, till some seventy years back, invested the then fabulous or utterly unknown sperm-whale, and which ignorance to this present day still reigns in all but some few scientific retreats and whale-ports; this usurpation has been every way complete.
    Chapters 31-33 — Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (19% in)
  • This is Charing Cross; hear ye! good people all,—the Greenland whale is deposed,—the great sperm whale now reigneth!
    Chapters 31-33 — Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (20% in)
  • In those days, the captain's authority was restricted to the navigation and general management of the vessel; while over the whale-hunting department and all its concerns, the Specksynder or Chief Harpooneer reigned supreme.
    Chapters 31-33 — Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (88% in)
  • Second: To the native Indian of Peru, the continual sight of the snow-howdahed Andes conveys naught of dread, except, perhaps, in the mere fancying of the eternal frosted desolateness reigning at such vast altitudes, and the natural conceit of what a fearfulness it would be to lose oneself in such inhuman solitudes.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (92% in)
  • ...own hand for the shuttle, and as Queequeg, standing sideways, ever and anon slid his heavy oaken sword between the threads, and idly looking off upon the water, carelessly and unthinkingly drove home every yarn: I say so strange a dreaminess did there then reign all over the ship and all over the sea, only broken by the intermitting dull sound of the sword, that it seemed as if this were the Loom of Time, and I myself were a shuttle mechanically weaving and weaving away at the Fates.
    Chapters 46-48 — Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (20% in)
  • For a time, there reigned, too, a sense of peculiar dread at this flitting apparition, as if it were treacherously beckoning us on and on, in order that the monster might turn round upon us, and rend us at last in the remotest and most savage seas.
    Chapters 49-51 — The Hyena; Ahab's Boat and Crew - Fedallah; The Spirit-Spout (76% in)
  • Silence reigned over the before tumultuous but now deserted deck.
    Chapters 70-72 — The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (8% in)
  • Availing himself of the mild, summer-cool weather that now reigned in these latitudes, and in preparation for the peculiarly active pursuits shortly to be anticipated, Perth, the begrimed, blistered old blacksmith, had not removed his portable forge to the hold again, after concluding his contributory work for Ahab's leg, but still retained it on deck, fast lashed to ringbolts by the foremast; being now almost incessantly invoked by the headsmen, and harpooneers, and bowsmen to do some...
    Chapters 112-114 — The Blacksmith; The Forge; The Gilder (1% in)
  • The isolated subterraneousness of the cabin made a certain humming silence to reign there, though it was hooped round by all the roar of the elements.
    Chapters 121-123 — Midnight, on the Forecastle; Midnight, Aloft; The Musket (60% in)

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