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1  But vain to popularize profundities, and all truth is profound.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
2  At first I knew not what to make of this; but soon an inkling of the truth occurred to me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
3  For this is one of those disheartening instances where truth requires full as much bolstering as error.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
4  In truth, a mature man who uses hair-oil, unless medicinally, that man has probably got a quoggy spot in him somewhere.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25. Postscript.
5  So that, in real truth, the mates and harpooneers of the Pequod might more properly be said to have lived out of the cabin than in it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
6  Delight is to him, who gives no quarter in the truth, and kills, burns, and destroys all sin though he pluck it out from under the robes of Senators and Judges.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
7  "Thou art as a lion of the waters, and as a dragon of the sea," saith Ezekiel; hereby, plainly meaning a whale; in truth, some versions of the Bible use that word itself.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 82. The Honour and Glory of Whaling.
8  Here are three instances, then, which I personally know the truth of; but I have heard of many other instances from persons whose veracity in the matter there is no good ground to impeach.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
9  Much this way had it been with the Town-Ho; so when her leak was found gaining once more, there was in truth some small concern manifested by several of her company; especially by Radney the mate.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
10  Thinks I, Queequeg, under the circumstances, this is a very civilized overture; but, the truth is, these savages have an innate sense of delicacy, say what you will; it is marvellous how essentially polite they are.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
11  The sailors mark him; more and more certain grow their suspicions of him, and at last, fully to test the truth, by referring the whole matter to high Heaven, they fall to casting lots, to see for whose cause this great tempest was upon them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
12  The uncounted isles of all Polynesia confess the same truth, and do commercial homage to the whale-ship, that cleared the way for the missionary and the merchant, and in many cases carried the primitive missionaries to their first destinations.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
13  It may seem unwarrantable to couple in any respect the mast-head standers of the land with those of the sea; but that in truth it is not so, is plainly evinced by an item for which Obed Macy, the sole historian of Nantucket, stands accountable.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
14  All that most maddens and torments; all that stirs up the lees of things; all truth with malice in it; all that cracks the sinews and cakes the brain; all the subtle demonisms of life and thought; all evil, to crazy Ahab, were visibly personified, and made practically assailable in Moby Dick.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
15  I assert, then, that in the wondrous bodily whiteness of the bird chiefly lurks the secret of the spell; a truth the more evinced in this, that by a solecism of terms there are birds called grey albatrosses; and these I have frequently seen, but never with such emotions as when I beheld the Antarctic fowl.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
16  In truth, well nigh the whole of this passage being attended by very prosperous breezes, the Town-Ho had all but certainly arrived in perfect safety at her port without the occurrence of the least fatality, had it not been for the brutal overbearing of Radney, the mate, a Vineyarder, and the bitterly provoked vengeance of Steelkilt, a Lakeman and desperado from Buffalo.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
17  Screwed at its axis against the side, a swinging lamp slightly oscillates in Jonah's room; and the ship, heeling over towards the wharf with the weight of the last bales received, the lamp, flame and all, though in slight motion, still maintains a permanent obliquity with reference to the room; though, in truth, infallibly straight itself, it but made obvious the false, lying levels among which it hung.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
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