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petty
used in Moby Dick

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  • For, thought Ahab, while even the highest earthly felicities ever have a certain unsignifying pettiness lurking in them, but, at bottom, all heartwoes, a mystic significance, and, in some men, an archangelic grandeur; so do their diligent tracings-out not belie the obvious deduction.
    Chapters 106-108 — Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (12% in)

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