Moby-Dick: Methodically


  1. in a deliberate, oderly manner
  2. systematically

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

Chapter 1 > Paragraph 1 > Sentence 4:

Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off—then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.

Chapter 45 > Paragraph 2 > Sentence 1:

I care not to perform this part of my task methodically; but shall be content to produce the desired impression by separate citations of items, practically or reliably known to me as a whaleman; and from these citations, I take it—the conclusion aimed at will naturally follow of itself.

Chapter 75 > Paragraph 7 > Sentence 2:

Seeing all these colonnades of bone so methodically ranged about, would you not think you were inside of the great Haarlem organ, and gazing upon its thousand pipes?

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Herman Melville
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