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exasperated
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
greatly annoyed
  • He would hum over his old rigadig tunes while flank and flank with the most exasperated monster.
    Chapters 25-27 — Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (53% in)
  • The picture represents a Cape-Horner in a great hurricane; the half-foundered ship weltering there with its three dismantled masts alone visible; and an exasperated whale, purposing to spring clean over the craft, is in the enormous act of impaling himself upon the three mast-heads.
    Chapters 1-3 — Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (43% in)
  • And about this harpooneer, whom I have not yet seen, you persist in telling me the most mystifying and exasperating stories tending to beget in me an uncomfortable feeling towards the man whom you design for my bedfellow—a sort of connexion, landlord, which is an intimate and confidential one in the highest degree.
    Chapters 1-3 — Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (70% in)
  • Nothing was done, and nothing seemed capable of being done; those on deck rushed towards the bows, and stood eyeing the boom as if it were the lower jaw of an exasperated whale.
    Chapters 13-15 — Wheelbarrow; Nantucket; Chowder (38% in)
  • Judge, then, to what pitches of inflamed, distracted fury the minds of his more desperate hunters were impelled, when amid the chips of chewed boats, and the sinking limbs of torn comrades, they swam out of the white curds of the whale's direful wrath into the serene, exasperating sunlight, that smiled on, as if at a birth or a bridal.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (42% in)
  • Small reason was there to doubt, then, that ever since that almost fatal encounter, Ahab had cherished a wild vindictiveness against the whale, all the more fell for that in his frantic morbidness he at last came to identify with him, not only all his bodily woes, but all his intellectual and spiritual exasperations.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (44% in)
  • Now what cozening fiend it was, gentlemen, that possessed Radney to meddle with such a man in that corporeally exasperated state, I know not; but so it happened.
    Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (44% in)
  • For while those female whales are characteristically timid, the young males, or forty-barrel-bulls, as they call them, are by far the most pugnacious of all Leviathans, and proverbially the most dangerous to encounter; excepting those wondrous grey-headed, grizzled whales, sometimes met, and these will fight you like grim fiends exasperated by a penal gout.
    Chapters 88-90 — Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (29% in)
  • It has before been hinted, perhaps, that every little untoward circumstance that befell him, and which indirectly sprang from his luckless mishap, almost invariably irritated or exasperated Ahab.
    Chapters 100-102 — The Pequod meets....; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (7% in)
  • Would now the wind but had a body; but all the things that most exasperate and outrage mortal man, all these things are bodiless, but only bodiless as objects, not as agents.
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (64% in)

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