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1  I turned in, and never slept better in my life.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
2  Methinks my body is but the lees of my better being.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 7. The Chapel.
3  Why," said I, "Queequeg, you might have known better than that, one would think.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
4  As no better man advances to take this matter in hand, I hereupon offer my own poor endeavors.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
5  In short, he plainly hinted that we could not possibly do better than try pot-luck at the Try Pots.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 15. Chowder.
6  Young man, you'd better ship for a missionary, instead of a fore-mast hand; I never heard a better sermon.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 18. His Mark.
7  And once for all, let me tell thee and assure thee, young man, it's better to sail with a moody good captain than a laughing bad one.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
8  For now I liked nothing better than to have Queequeg smoking by me, even in bed, because he seemed to be full of such serene household joy then.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 11. Nightgown.
9  But go to the old Galleries, and look now at a great Christian painter's portrait of this fish; for he succeeds no better than the antediluvian Hindoo.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
10  Three better, more likely sea-officers and men, each in his own different way, could not readily be found, and they were every one of them Americans; a Nantucketer, a Vineyarder, a Cape man.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
11  Some leaning against the spiles; some seated upon the pier-heads; some looking over the bulwarks of ships from China; some high aloft in the rigging, as if striving to get a still better seaward peep.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
12  To these questions they would answer, that he was getting better and better, and was expected aboard every day; meantime, the two captains, Peleg and Bildad, could attend to everything necessary to fit the vessel for the voyage.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 20. All Astir.
13  I do not know where I can find a better place than just here, to make mention of one or two other things, which to me seem important, as in printed form establishing in all respects the reasonableness of the whole story of the White Whale, more especially the catastrophe.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
14  I pay this particular compliment to Queequeg, because he treated me with so much civility and consideration, while I was guilty of great rudeness; staring at him from the bed, and watching all his toilette motions; for the time my curiosity getting the better of my breeding.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
15  Besides, it was very convenient on an excursion; much better than those garden-chairs which are convertible into walking-sticks; upon occasion, a chief calling his attendant, and desiring him to make a settee of himself under a spreading tree, perhaps in some damp marshy place.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 21. Going Aboard.
16  Meantime, the crew driven from the forward part of the ship by the perilous seas that burstingly broke over its bows, stood in a line along the bulwarks in the waist; and the better to guard against the leaping waves, each man had slipped himself into a sort of bowline secured to the rail, in which he swung as in a loosened belt.
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ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 51. The Spirit-Spout.
17  Nor is it so very unlikely, that far from distrusting his fitness for another whaling voyage, on account of such dark symptoms, the calculating people of that prudent isle were inclined to harbor the conceit, that for those very reasons he was all the better qualified and set on edge, for a pursuit so full of rage and wildness as the bloody hunt of whales.
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ContextHighlight   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
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