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1  Both were silent again, as one man.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 117. The Whale Watch.
2  Each silent worshipper seemed purposely sitting apart from the other, as if each silent grief were insular and incommunicable.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. The Chapel.
3  To the credulous mariners it seemed the same silent spout they had so long ago beheld in the moonlit Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
4  I went to make the bed after breakfast, and the door was locked; and not a mouse to be heard; and it's been just so silent ever since.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. The Ramadan.
5  My arm hung over the counterpane, and the nameless, unimaginable, silent form or phantom, to which the hand belonged, seemed closely seated by my bed-side.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
6  From this height the whale was now seen some mile or so ahead, at every roll of the sea revealing his high sparkling hump, and regularly jetting his silent spout into the air.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
7  Few or no words were spoken; and the silent ship, as if manned by painted sailors in wax, day after day tore on through all the swift madness and gladness of the demoniac waves.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. The Spirit-Spout.
8  All are born with halters round their necks; but it is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realize the silent, subtle, ever-present perils of life.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 60. The Line.
9  For me, I silently recalled the mysterious shadows I had seen creeping on board the Pequod during the dim Nantucket dawn, as well as the enigmatical hintings of the unaccountable Elijah.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
10  So still and subdued and yet somehow preluding was all the scene, and such an incantation of reverie lurked in the air, that each silent sailor seemed resolved into his own invisible self.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 47. The Mat-Maker.
11  The chaplain had not yet arrived; and there these silent islands of men and women sat steadfastly eyeing several marble tablets, with black borders, masoned into the wall on either side the pulpit.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. The Chapel.
12  There now came a lull in his look, as he silently turned over the leaves of the Book once more; and, at last, standing motionless, with closed eyes, for the moment, seemed communing with God and himself.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
13  But a day or two after, you look about you, and prick your ears in this self-same ship; and were it not for the tell-tale boats and try-works, you would all but swear you trod some silent merchant vessel, with a most scrupulously neat commander.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 98. Stowing Down and Clearing Up.
14  There you stand, a hundred feet above the silent decks, striding along the deep, as if the masts were gigantic stilts, while beneath you and between your legs, as it were, swim the hugest monsters of the sea, even as ships once sailed between the boots of the famous Colossus at old Rhodes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
15  While in various silent ways the seamen of the Pequod were evincing their observance of this ominous incident at the first mere mention of the White Whale's name to another ship, Ahab for a moment paused; it almost seemed as though he would have lowered a boat to board the stranger, had not the threatening wind forbade.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 52. The Albatross.
16  It was while gliding through these latter waters that one serene and moonlight night, when all the waves rolled by like scrolls of silver; and, by their soft, suffusing seethings, made what seemed a silvery silence, not a solitude; on such a silent night a silvery jet was seen far in advance of the white bubbles at the bow.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. The Spirit-Spout.
17  As I sat there in that now lonely room; the fire burning low, in that mild stage when, after its first intensity has warmed the air, it then only glows to be looked at; the evening shades and phantoms gathering round the casements, and peering in upon us silent, solitary twain; the storm booming without in solemn swells; I began to be sensible of strange feelings.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
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