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- But by and by, he said, he would return,—as soon as he felt himself baptized again.†
- "No," said Peleg, "and he hasn't been baptized right either, or it would have washed some of that devil's blue off his face."†
- There is a deal of obscurity concerning the identity of the species thus multitudinously baptised.†
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- "Ego non baptizo te in nomine patris, sed in nomine diaboli!" deliriously howled Ahab, as the malignant iron scorchingly devoured the baptismal blood.†
- But the suddenly started Pequod was not quick enough to escape the sound of the splash that the corpse soon made as it struck the sea; not so quick, indeed, but that some of the flying bubbles might have sprinkled her hull with their ghostly baptism.†
(baptism) a Christian ceremony signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth
a challenging experience that initiates or purifieseditor's notes: Most churches baptize infants, but some require an adult to request baptism, and a few (such as the Quakers) require no baptism at all.
Typically, water is used as part of the ceremony, such as sprinkling a little water on a baby's head; though some churches use complete submersion in water.