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1  But let us understand each other.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
2  Truly, sir, I begin to understand somewhat now.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 108. Ahab and the Carpenter.
3  You and I must understand one another, and that too without delay.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
4  In as calm, but rapid a manner as possible, I gave her to understand the whole case.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. The Ramadan.
5  I mention all these particulars so that you may understand exactly how this affair stood between the two men.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
6  Any man who has gone sailor in a whale-ship will understand this; and all this and doubtless much more, the Lakeman fully comprehended when the mate uttered his command.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
7  Though Stubb did not understand the BOUTON part of the inscription, yet the word ROSE, and the bulbous figure-head put together, sufficiently explained the whole to him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 91. The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud.
8  With reference to the whaling scene shortly to be described, as well as for the better understanding of all similar scenes elsewhere presented, I have here to speak of the magical, sometimes horrible whale-line.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER 60. The Line.
9  Ere that come to pass; ere the Pequod's weedy hull rolls side by side with the barnacled hulls of the leviathan; at the outset it is but well to attend to a matter almost indispensable to a thorough appreciative understanding of the more special leviathanic revelations and allusions of all sorts which are to follow.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
10  On one side hung a very large oilpainting so thoroughly besmoked, and every way defaced, that in the unequal crosslights by which you viewed it, it was only by diligent study and a series of systematic visits to it, and careful inquiry of the neighbors, that you could any way arrive at an understanding of its purpose.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
11  Because, in the first place, he somehow seemed dull of hearing on that important subject, unless considered from his own point of view; and, in the second place, he did not more than one third understand me, couch my ideas simply as I would; and, finally, he no doubt thought he knew a good deal more about the true religion than I did.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. The Ramadan.
12  When, at last, his mind seemed made up touching the character of his bedfellow, and he became, as it were, reconciled to the fact; he jumped out upon the floor, and by certain signs and sounds gave me to understand that, if it pleased me, he would dress first and then leave me to dress afterwards, leaving the whole apartment to myself.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.