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sufficient
used in Moby Dick

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adequate (enough — often without being more than is needed)
  • At any rate, the popular name for him does not sufficiently distinguish him, since the sperm whale also has a hump though a smaller one.
    Chapters 31-33 — Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (54% in)
  • I had not been seated very long ere a man of a certain venerable robustness entered; immediately as the storm-pelted door flew back upon admitting him, a quick regardful eyeing of him by all the congregation, sufficiently attested that this fine old man was the chaplain.
    Chapters 7-9 — The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (18% in)
  • Tashtego's long, lean, sable hair, his high cheek bones, and black rounding eyes—for an Indian, Oriental in their largeness, but Antarctic in their glittering expression—all this sufficiently proclaimed him an inheritor of the unvitiated blood of those proud warrior hunters, who, in quest of the great New England moose, had scoured, bow in hand, the aboriginal forests of the main.
    Chapters 25-27 — Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (80% in)
  • I submitted all this to my friends Simeon Macey and Charley Coffin, of Nantucket, both messmates of mine in a certain voyage, and they united in the opinion that the reasons set forth were altogether insufficient.
    Chapters 31-33 — Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (27% in)
  • Very often do the captains of such ships take those absent-minded young philosophers to task, upbraiding them with not feeling sufficient "interest" in the voyage; half-hinting that they are so hopelessly lost to all honourable ambition, as that in their secret souls they would rather not see whales than otherwise.
    Chapters 34-36 — The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck—Ahab and all (58% in)
  • Nevertheless, some there were, who even in the face of these things were ready to give chase to Moby Dick; and a still greater number who, chancing only to hear of him distantly and vaguely, without the specific details of any certain calamity, and without superstitious accompaniments, were sufficiently hardy not to flee from the battle if offered.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (33% in)
  • That point is this: The Sperm Whale is in some cases sufficiently powerful, knowing, and judiciously malicious, as with direct aforethought to stave in, utterly destroy, and sink a large ship; and what is more, the Sperm Whale HAS done it.
    Chapters 43-45 — Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (64% in)
  • By itself this sufficiently illustrates the obvious fact I drive at.
    Chapters 76-78 — The Battering-Ram; The Great Heidelburgh Tun; Cistern and Buckets (17% in)
  • Though Stubb did not understand the BOUTON part of the inscription, yet the word ROSE, and the bulbous figure-head put together, sufficiently explained the whole to him.
    Chapters 91-93 — The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (16% in)
  • And though none of them precisely answer to any known species of the present time, they are yet sufficiently akin to them in general respects, to justify their taking rank as Cetacean fossils.
    Chapters 103-105 — Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (38% in)
  • Stubb knows him best of all, and Stubb always says he's queer; says nothing but that one sufficient little word queer; he's queer, says Stubb; he's queer—queer, queer; and keeps dinning it into Mr. Starbuck all the time—queer—sir—queer, queer, very queer.
    Chapters 106-108 — Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (92% in)
  • In an instant the yards swung round; and as the ship half-wheeled upon her heel, her three firm-seated graceful masts erectly poised upon her long, ribbed hull, seemed as the three Horatii pirouetting on one sufficient steed.
    Chapters 118-120 — The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (21% in)
  • The lost life-buoy was now to be replaced; Starbuck was directed to see to it; but as no cask of sufficient lightness could be found, and as in the feverish eagerness of what seemed the approaching crisis of the voyage, all hands were impatient of any toil but what was directly connected with its final end, whatever that might prove to be; therefore, they were going to leave the ship's stern unprovided with a buoy, when by certain strange signs and inuendoes Queequeg hinted a hint...
    Chapters 124-126 — The Needle; The Log and Line; The Life-Buoy (82% in)
  • But though when she had thus sailed a sufficient distance to gain the presumed place of the absent ones when last seen; though she then paused to lower her spare boats to pull all around her; and not finding anything, had again dashed on; again paused, and lowered her boats; and though she had thus continued doing till daylight; yet not the least glimpse of the missing keel had been seen.
    Chapters 127-129 — The Deck; The Pequod meets the Rachel; The Cabin—Ahab and Pip (45% in)
  • The acute policy dictating these movements was sufficiently vindicated at daybreak, by the sight of a long sleek on the sea directly and lengthwise ahead, smooth as oil, and resembling in the pleated watery wrinkles bordering it, the polished metallic-like marks of some swift tide-rip, at the mouth of a deep, rapid stream.
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (1% in)

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