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omen
used in Moby Dick

8 uses
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Definition
a sign of something about to happen
  • They are accounted a lucky omen.
    Chapters 31-33 — Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (76% in)
  • "Are these thy Mother Carey's chickens, Perth? they are always flying in thy wake; birds of good omen, too, but not to all;—look here, they burn; but thou—thou liv'st among them without a scorch."
    Chapters 112-114 — The Blacksmith; The Forge; The Gilder (39% in)
  • But only by the replacing of the cap was that omen accounted good.
    Chapters 130-132 — The Hat; The Pequod meets the Delight; The Symphony (44% in)
  • "Aye, sir," said Starbuck drawing near, " 'tis a solemn sight; an omen, and an ill one."
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (29% in)
  • Omen? omen?
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (29% in)
  • Omen? omen?
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (29% in)
  • Believe ye, men, in the things called omens?
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (58% in)
  • Then as the men went forward, he muttered on: "The things called omens!
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (59% in)

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