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immortal
used in Moby Dick

18 uses
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Definition
living or existing forever

or:

someone famous throughout history

or:

someone who will never die — such as a mythological god
  • Delightful inducements to embark, fine chance for promotion, it seems—aye, a stove boat will make me an immortal by brevet.
    Chapters 7-9 — The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (15% in)
  • ...who yesterday departed for the other world, we prefix so significant and infidel a word, and yet do not thus entitle him, if he but embarks for the remotest Indies of this living earth; why the Life Insurance Companies pay death-forfeitures upon immortals; in what eternal, unstirring paralysis, and deadly, hopeless trance, yet lies antique Adam who died sixty round centuries ago; how it is that we still refuse to be comforted for those who we nevertheless maintain are dwelling in...
    Chapters 7-9 — The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (12% in)
  • —chiefly known to me by Thy rod—mortal or immortal, here I die.
    Chapters 7-9 — The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (99% in)
  • For what he ate did not so much relieve his hunger, as keep it immortal in him.
    Chapters 34-36 — The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck—Ahab and all (15% in)
  • ...as these; and knowing that after repeated, intrepid assaults, the White Whale had escaped alive; it cannot be much matter of surprise that some whalemen should go still further in their superstitions; declaring Moby Dick not only ubiquitous, but immortal (for immortality is but ubiquity in time); that though groves of spears should be planted in his flanks, he would still swim away unharmed; or if indeed he should ever be made to spout thick blood, such a sight would be but a ghastly...
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (37% in)
  • ...knowing that after repeated, intrepid assaults, the White Whale had escaped alive; it cannot be much matter of surprise that some whalemen should go still further in their superstitions; declaring Moby Dick not only ubiquitous, but immortal (for immortality is but ubiquity in time); that though groves of spears should be planted in his flanks, he would still swim away unharmed; or if indeed he should ever be made to spout thick blood, such a sight would be but a ghastly deception; for...
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (37% in)
  • But not only did each of these famous whales enjoy great individual celebrity—Nay, you may call it an ocean-wide renown; not only was he famous in life and now is immortal in forecastle stories after death, but he was admitted into all the rights, privileges, and distinctions of a name; had as much a name indeed as Cambyses or Caesar.
    Chapters 43-45 — Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (53% in)
  • The wind increased to a howl; the waves dashed their bucklers together; the whole squall roared, forked, and crackled around us like a white fire upon the prairie, in which, unconsumed, we were burning; immortal in these jaws of death!
    Chapters 46-48 — Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (94% in)
  • A very white, and famous, and most deadly immortal monster, Don;—but that would be too long a story.
    Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (86% in)
  • " 'tis July's immortal Fourth; all fountains must run wine today!
    Chapters 82-84 — The Honour and Glory of Whaling; Jonah Historically Regarded; Pitchpoling (96% in)
  • Wherefore, for all these things, we account the whale immortal in his species, however perishable in his individuality.
    Chapters 103-105 — Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (98% in)
  • But as all else in him thinned, and his cheek-bones grew sharper, his eyes, nevertheless, seemed growing fuller and fuller; they became of a strange softness of lustre; and mildly but deeply looked out at you there from his sickness, a wondrous testimony to that immortal health in him which could not die, or be weakened.
    Chapters 109-111 — Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin; Queequeg in his Coffin; The Pacific (40% in)
  • Oh, grassy glades! oh, ever vernal endless landscapes in the soul; in ye,—though long parched by the dead drought of the earthy life,—in ye, men yet may roll, like young horses in new morning clover; and for some few fleeting moments, feel the cool dew of the life immortal on them.
    Chapters 112-114 — The Blacksmith; The Forge; The Gilder (91% in)
  • —I am immortal then, on land and on sea," cried Ahab, with a laugh of derision;—"Immortal on land and on sea!"
    Chapters 115-117 — The Pequod Meets The Bachelor; The Dying Whale; The Whale Watch (97% in)
  • —I am immortal then, on land and on sea," cried Ahab, with a laugh of derision;—"Immortal on land and on sea!"
    Chapters 115-117 — The Pequod Meets The Bachelor; The Dying Whale; The Whale Watch (98% in)
  • Oh God! that man should be a thing for immortal souls to sieve through!
    Chapters 124-126 — The Needle; The Log and Line; The Life-Buoy (55% in)
  • Can it be that in some spiritual sense the coffin is, after all, but an immortality-preserver!
    Chapters 127-129 — The Deck; The Pequod meets the Rachel; The Cabin—Ahab and Pip (24% in)
  • Oh, immortal infancy, and innocency of the azure!
    Chapters 130-132 — The Hat; The Pequod meets the Delight; The Symphony (64% in)

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