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sanctification
used in Moby Dick

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a religious ceremony in which something is made holy
  • For it was set apart and sanctified to one awe-striking end; and however wanton in their sailor ways, one and all, the mariners revered it as the white whale's talisman.
    Chapters 97-99 — The Lamp; Stowing Down & Clearing Up; Doubloon (44% in)
  • That wondrous oriental story is now to be rehearsed from the Shaster, which gives us the dread Vishnoo, one of the three persons in the godhead of the Hindoos; gives us this divine Vishnoo himself for our Lord;—Vishnoo, who, by the first of his ten earthly incarnations, has for ever set apart and sanctified the whale.
    Chapters 82-84 — The Honour and Glory of Whaling; Jonah Historically Regarded; Pitchpoling (36% in)

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