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Moby-Dick: Tribulations

Tribulations

  1. that which occasions distress, trouble, or vexation
  2. severe affliction

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

Chapter 1 > Paragraph 7 > Sentence 5:

For my part, I abominate all honorable respectable toils, trials, and tribulations of every kind whatsoever.

Chapter 27 > Paragraph 3 > Sentence 1:

I say this continual smoking must have been one cause, at least of his peculiar disposition; for every one knows that this early air, whether ashore or afloat, is terribly infected with the nameless miseries of the numberless mortals who have died exhaling it; and as in time of the cholera, some people go about with a camphorated handkerchief to their mouths; so, likewise, against all mortal tribulations, Stubb's tobacco smoke might have operated as a sort of disinfecting agent.

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