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postpone
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
delay until a later time
  • Upon making known our desires for a supper and a bed, Mrs. Hussey, postponing further scolding for the present, ushered us into a little room, and seating us at a table spread with the relics of a recently concluded repast, turned round to us and said—"Clam or Cod?"
    Chapters 13-15 — Wheelbarrow; Nantucket; Chowder (81% in)
  • But in the cautious comprehensiveness and unloitering vigilance with which Ahab threw his brooding soul into this unfaltering hunt, he would not permit himself to rest all his hopes upon the one crowning fact above mentioned, however flattering it might be to those hopes; nor in the sleeplessness of his vow could he so tranquillize his unquiet heart as to postpone all intervening quest.
    Chapters 43-45 — Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (27% in)
  • He was an old man, who, at the age of nearly sixty, had postponedly encountered that thing in sorrow's technicals called ruin.
    Chapters 112-114 — The Blacksmith; The Forge; The Gilder (13% in)

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