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reverie
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
the state of daydreaming
  • —Posted like silent sentinels all around the town, stand thousands upon thousands of mortal men fixed in ocean reveries.
    Chapters 1-3 — Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (3% in)
  • Let the most absent-minded of men be plunged in his deepest reveries—stand that man on his legs, set his feet a-going, and he will infallibly lead you to water, if water there be in all that region.
    Chapters 1-3 — Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (6% in)
  • With finger pointed and eye levelled at the Pequod, the beggar-like stranger stood a moment, as if in a troubled reverie; then starting a little, turned and said:—"Ye've shipped, have ye?
    Chapters 19-21 — The Prophet; All Astir; Going Aboard (22% in)
  • Perhaps they were; or perhaps there might have been shoals of them in the far horizon; but lulled into such an opium-like listlessness of vacant, unconscious reverie is this absent-minded youth by the blending cadence of waves with thoughts, that at last he loses his identity; takes the mystic ocean at his feet for the visible image of that deep, blue, bottomless soul, pervading mankind and nature; and every strange, half-seen, gliding, beautiful thing that eludes him; every...
    Chapters 34-36 — The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck—Ahab and all (60% in)
  • And have I not tallied the whale, Ahab would mutter to himself, as after poring over his charts till long after midnight he would throw himself back in reveries—tallied him, and shall he escape?
    Chapters 43-45 — Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (32% in)
  • So still and subdued and yet somehow preluding was all the scene, and such an incantation of reverie lurked in the air, that each silent sailor seemed resolved into his own invisible self.
    Chapters 46-48 — Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (19% in)
  • And meet it is, that over these sea-pastures, wide-rolling watery prairies and Potters' Fields of all four continents, the waves should rise and fall, and ebb and flow unceasingly; for here, millions of mixed shades and shadows, drowned dreams, somnambulisms, reveries; all that we call lives and souls, lie dreaming, dreaming, still; tossing like slumberers in their beds; the ever-rolling waves but made so by their restlessness.
    Chapters 109-111 — Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin; Queequeg in his Coffin; The Pacific (92% in)
  • For a space the old man walked the deck in rolling reveries.
    Chapters 124-126 — The Needle; The Log and Line; The Life-Buoy (20% in)
  • ...fishing-ground, and in the deep darkness that goes before the dawn, was sailing by a cluster of rocky islets; the watch—then headed by Flask—was startled by a cry so plaintively wild and unearthly—like half-articulated wailings of the ghosts of all Herod's murdered Innocents—that one and all, they started from their reveries, and for the space of some moments stood, or sat, or leaned all transfixedly listening, like the carved Roman slave, while that wild cry remained within hearing.
    Chapters 124-126 — The Needle; The Log and Line; The Life-Buoy (68% in)

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