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/ ˈmoʊ bi ˈdɪk /
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a novel (1851) by Herman Melville.
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Words nearby Moby Dick
mobs, mobster, Mobutu, Mobutu Sese Seko, moby, Moby Dick, moc, Moçambique, moccasin, moccasin flower, moccasin telegraph
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How to use Moby Dick in a sentence
Like Moby-Dick, River Bend Chronicle mixes together narrative and essays, not always in chronological order.The ‘Moby-Dick’ of Memoirs: ‘River Bend Chronicle’|Tom LeClair|June 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Cultural definitions for Moby Dick
(1851) A novel by Herman Melville. Its central character, Captain Ahab, engages in a mad, obsessive quest for Moby Dick, a great white whale. The novel opens with the famous sentence “Call me Ishmael.”
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