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emerge
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
to come out, or to appear
  • Suddenly a mighty mass emerged from the water, and shot up perpendicularly into the air.
    Extracts (94% in)
  • At last, he emerged with his hat very much dented and crushed down over his eyes, and began creaking and limping about the room, as if, not being much accustomed to boots, his pair of damp, wrinkled cowhide ones—probably not made to order either—rather pinched and tormented him at the first go off of a bitter cold morning.
    Chapters 4-6 — The Counter-Pane; Breakfast; The Street (40% in)
  • ...and the band on deck sentinelled the slumbers of the band below; and when if a rope was to be hauled upon the forecastle, the sailors flung it not rudely down, as by day, but with some cautiousness dropt it to its place for fear of disturbing their slumbering shipmates; when this sort of steady quietude would begin to prevail, habitually, the silent steersman would watch the cabin-scuttle; and ere long the old man would emerge, gripping at the iron banister, to help his crippled way.
    Chapters 28-30 — Ahab; (Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb); The Pipe (62% in)
  • Never could Starbuck forget the old man's aspect, when one night going down into the cabin to mark how the barometer stood, he saw him with closed eyes sitting straight in his floor-screwed chair; the rain and half-melted sleet of the storm from which he had some time before emerged, still slowly dripping from the unremoved hat and coat.
    Chapters 49-51 — The Hyena; Ahab's Boat and Crew - Fedallah; The Spirit-Spout (96% in)
  • All night a wide-awake watch was kept by all the officers, forward and aft, especially about the forecastle scuttle and fore hatchway; at which last place it was feared the insurgents might emerge, after breaking through the bulkhead below.
    Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (67% in)
  • And what is still more, for many feet after emerging from the brain's cavity, the spinal cord remains of an undecreasing girth, almost equal to that of the brain.
    Chapters 79-81 — The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (28% in)
  • By the straits of Sunda, chiefly, vessels bound to China from the west, emerge into the China seas.
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (46% in)
  • But thoughts like these troubled very few of the reckless crew; and when, after steadily dropping and dropping the pirates astern, the Pequod at last shot by the vivid green Cockatoo Point on the Sumatra side, emerging at last upon the broad waters beyond; then, the harpooneers seemed more to grieve that the swift whales had been gaining upon the ship, than to rejoice that the ship had so victoriously gained upon the Malays.
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (64% in)
  • But soon my line was out; and following it back, I emerged from the opening where I entered.
    Chapters 100-102 — The Pequod meets....; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (92% in)
  • When gliding by the Bashee isles we emerged at last upon the great South Sea; were it not for other things, I could have greeted my dear Pacific with uncounted thanks, for now the long supplication of my youth was answered; that serene ocean rolled eastwards from me a thousand leagues of blue.
    Chapters 109-111 — Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin; Queequeg in his Coffin; The Pacific (88% in)

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