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Definitiona situation in which a difficult choice must be made between imperfect alternatives
- He'll find himself on the horns of a dilemma if he meddles with a bull that's Irish, says he.Episode 14 -- Oxen Of The Sun (36% in)
- Contemporaneously, a heated argument having arisen between Mr Delegate Madden and Mr Candidate Lynch regarding the juridical and theological dilemma created in the event of one Siamese twin predeceasing the other, the difficulty by mutual consent was referred to Mr Canvasser Bloom for instant submittal to Mr Coadjutor Deacon Dedalus.Episode 14 -- Oxen Of The Sun (62% in)
There are no more uses of "dilemma" in Ulysses by James Joyce.
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