Moby-Dick: Inducements


  1. a considering factor which motives someone to perform a certain task

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

Chapter 1 > Paragraph 14 > Sentence 4:

With other men, perhaps, such things would not have been inducements; but as for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote.

Chapter 7 > Paragraph 10 > Sentence 4:

Delightful inducements to embark, fine chance for promotion, it seems—aye, a stove boat will make me an immortal by brevet.

Concordance for the word inducements from Moby-Dick.

Herman Melville
Moby-Dick Navigation
Search Moby-Dick