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reminiscence
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
something remembered from the past; or the act of remembering it
  • His face was deeply brown and burnt, making his white teeth dazzling by the contrast; while in the deep shadows of his eyes floated some reminiscences that did not seem to give him much joy.
    Chapters 1-3 — Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (57% in)
  • How now in the contemplative evening of his days, the pious Bildad reconciled these things in the reminiscence, I do not know; but it did not seem to concern him much, and very probably he had long since come to the sage and sensible conclusion that a man's religion is one thing, and this practical world quite another.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (31% in)
  • He was going on with some wild reminiscences about his tomahawk-pipe, which, it seemed, had in its two uses both brained his foes and soothed his soul, when we were directly attracted to the sleeping rigger.
    Chapters 19-21 — The Prophet; All Astir; Going Aboard (93% in)
  • The lake, as I have hinted, was to a considerable depth exceedingly transparent; and as human infants while suckling will calmly and fixedly gaze away from the breast, as if leading two different lives at the time; and while yet drawing mortal nourishment, be still spiritually feasting upon some unearthly reminiscence;—even so did the young of these whales seem looking up towards us, but not at us, as if we were but a bit of Gulfweed in their new-born sight.
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (84% in)

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