1 She meant what she said, for she could never long endure any conversation of which she was not the chief subject.
2 She did not even feel his pinch, for she could hear clearly the sweet voice that was Melanie's chief charm: "I fear I cannot agree with you about Mr. Thackeray's works."
3 As they slowly made their way through the mudholes of the town's chief street, she noted with interest all the new buildings and the new faces.
4 Conditions in Wilmington, the chief blockade port, now that Charleston's port was practically sealed by the Yankee gunboats, had reached the proportions of an open scandal.
5 The truth was, she had attended too many brides to the altar: when next seen there she meant to be the chief figure in the ceremony.
6 She had in truth felt his long absence as one of the chief bitternesses of the last months: his desertion had wounded sensibilities far below the surface of her pride.
7 She saw Mr. Marbury, a woman teacher of gymnastics in a high school, a chief clerk from the Great Northern Railway offices, a young lawyer.
8 The backs of the chief establishments in town surrounded a quadrangle neglected, dirty, and incomparably dismal.
9 The chief mate of the Pequod was Starbuck, a native of Nantucket, and a Quaker by descent.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
10 First of all was Queequeg, whom Starbuck, the chief mate, had selected for his squire.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
11 With one mind, their intent eyes all fastened upon the old man's knife, as he carved the chief dish before him.
12 Not at all; and therein consisted his chief peculiarity.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
13 It is then they change places; and the headsman, the chief officer of the little craft, takes his proper station in the bows of the boat.
14 His boat's crew were all in high excitement, eagerly helping their chief, and looking as anxious as gold-hunters.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 91. The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud.
15 She was her father's chief clerk, and virtually managed his Black Hawk office during his frequent absences.