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vengeful
used in Moby Dick

5 uses
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Definition
wanting to punish someone for causing harm
  • Desecrated as the body is, a vengeful ghost survives and hovers over it to scare.
    Chapters 67-69 — Cutting In; The Blanket; The Funeral (92% in)
  • These temporary apprehensions, so vague but so awful, derived a wondrous potency from the contrasting serenity of the weather, in which, beneath all its blue blandness, some thought there lurked a devilish charm, as for days and days we voyaged along, through seas so wearily, lonesomely mild, that all space, in repugnance to our vengeful errand, seemed vacating itself of life before our urn-like prow.
    Chapters 49-51 — The Hyena; Ahab's Boat and Crew - Fedallah; The Spirit-Spout (78% in)
  • And for Radney, though in his infancy he may have laid him down on the lone Nantucket beach, to nurse at his maternal sea; though in after life he had long followed our austere Atlantic and your contemplative Pacific; yet was he quite as vengeful and full of social quarrel as the backwoods seaman, fresh from the latitudes of buck-horn handled bowie-knives.
    Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (34% in)
  • The burning ship drove on, as if remorselessly commissioned to some vengeful deed.
    Chapters 94-96 — A Squeeze of the Hand; The Cassock; The Try-Works (69% in)
  • But soon resuming his horizontal attitude, Moby Dick swam swiftly round and round the wrecked crew; sideways churning the water in his vengeful wake, as if lashing himself up to still another and more deadly assault.
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (19% in)

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