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Moby-Dick: Robust

Robust

  1. indicating vigorous health

The word robust appears in the following sentences from Moby-Dick:

Chapter 1 > Paragraph 6 > Sentence 10:

Why is almost every robust healthy boy with a robust healthy soul in him, at some time or other crazy to go to sea?

Chapter 132 > Paragraph 1 > Sentence 2:

The firmaments of air and sea were hardly separable in that all-pervading azure; only, the pensive air was transparently pure and soft, with a woman's look, and the robust and man-like sea heaved with long, strong, lingering swells, as Samson's chest in his sleep.

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Herman Melville
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