Sentence Examples


  • "It's all a moot point now," Martha said.
  • First: The uncertain, unsettled condition of this science of Cetology is in the very vestibule attested by the fact, that in some quarters it still remains a moot point whether a whale be a fish.
  • Whether owing to the almost omniscient look-outs at the mast-heads of the whaleships, now penetrating even through Behring's straits, and into the remotest secret drawers and lockers of the world; and the thousand harpoons and lances darted along all continental coasts; the moot point is, whether Leviathan can long endure so wide a chase, and so remorseless a havoc; whether he must not at last be exterminated from the waters, and the last whale, like the last man, smoke his last pipe, and then himself evaporate in the final puff.
  • The moot figure bandied around by the press was 12 regions, whittled down from a weighty 27 applications that had eventually flowed in.
  • The moot figure bandied around by the press was 12 regions, whittled down from a weighty 27 applications that had eventually flowed in.

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