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1  Oh, thou'lt like him well enough; no fear, no fear.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
2  Pray God, not that; yet I fear something, Captain Ahab.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 113. The Forge.
3  For whatever is truly wondrous and fearful in man, never yet was put into words or books.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 110. Queequeg in His Coffin.
4  No fear; I like a good grip; I like to feel something in this slippery world that can hold, man.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 108. Ahab and the Carpenter.
5  As for the men, though some of them lowly rumbled, their fear of Ahab was greater than their fear of Fate.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 124. The Needle.
6  Alike, joy and sorrow, hope and fear, seemed ground to finest dust, and powdered, for the time, in the clamped mortar of Ahab's iron soul.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 130. The Hat.
7  It turned out that the Jeroboam had a malignant epidemic on board, and that Mayhew, her captain, was fearful of infecting the Pequod's company.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
8  '"'Though there are no Auto-da-Fe's in Lima now,' said one of the company to another; 'I fear our sailor friend runs risk of the archiepiscopacy.'
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
9  Queequeg patted their foreheads; Starbuck scratched their backs with his lance; but fearful of the consequences, for the time refrained from darting it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
10  And the whale soon ceasing to sound, for some time they remained in that attitude, fearful of expending more line, though the position was a little ticklish.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
11  The only thing they feared, was, that from being already so nigh to his mark, he would be enabled to dart his iron before they could completely overtake and pass him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
12  To grope down into the bottom of the sea after them; to have one's hands among the unspeakable foundations, ribs, and very pelvis of the world; this is a fearful thing.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
13  He answered no, not yet; and added that he was fearful Christianity, or rather Christians, had unfitted him for ascending the pure and undefiled throne of thirty pagan Kings before him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
14  For what seemed ages piled on ages, I lay there, frozen with the most awful fears, not daring to drag away my hand; yet ever thinking that if I could but stir it one single inch, the horrid spell would be broken.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
15  Now, take away the awful fear, and my sensations at feeling the supernatural hand in mine were very similar, in their strangeness, to those which I experienced on waking up and seeing Queequeg's pagan arm thrown round me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
16  Ignorance is the parent of fear, and being completely nonplussed and confounded about the stranger, I confess I was now as much afraid of him as if it was the devil himself who had thus broken into my room at the dead of night.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
17  All night a wide-awake watch was kept by all the officers, forward and aft, especially about the forecastle scuttle and fore hatchway; at which last place it was feared the insurgents might emerge, after breaking through the bulkhead below.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
18  His deep chest heaved as with a ground-swell; his tossed arms seemed the warring elements at work; and the thunders that rolled away from off his swarthy brow, and the light leaping from his eye, made all his simple hearers look on him with a quick fear that was strange to them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
19  When reaching far over the bow, Stubb slowly churned his long sharp lance into the fish, and kept it there, carefully churning and churning, as if cautiously seeking to feel after some gold watch that the whale might have swallowed, and which he was fearful of breaking ere he could hook it out.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
20  Though no small passage was before her, yet, if the commonest chance favoured, he did not at all fear that his ship would founder by the way, because his pumps were of the best, and being periodically relieved at them, those six-and-thirty men of his could easily keep the ship free; never mind if the leak should double on her.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.