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used in Ulysses by James Joyce

3 uses
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reduce the intensity of or calm
  • He would have withdrawn from the feast had not the noise of voices allayed the smart.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (70% in)
  • What qualifying considerations allayed his perturbations?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (15% in)
  • How was the irritation allayed?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (61% in)

There are no more uses of "allay" in Ulysses by James Joyce.

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