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entrapment
used in Moby Dick

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law:  a defense that claims the defendant would not have broken the law if not tempted or tricked into doing it by law enforcement officials
  • By this time the faint air had become a complete calm; so that whether or no, the Pequod was now fairly entrapped in the smell, with no hope of escaping except by its breezing up again.
    Chapters 91-93 — The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (13% in)
  • But Pip loved life, and all life's peaceable securities; so that the panic-striking business in which he had somehow unaccountably become entrapped, had most sadly blurred his brightness; though, as ere long will be seen, what was thus temporarily subdued in him, in the end was destined to be luridly illumined by strange wild fires, that fictitiously showed him off to ten times the natural lustre with which in his native Tolland County in Connecticut, he had once enlivened many a...
    Chapters 91-93 — The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (74% in)

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