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apprehend
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
apprehend the situation
Definition
to understand or perceive (see or become aware of)
  • What selfimposed enigma did Bloom about to rise in order to go so as to conclude lest he should not conclude involuntarily apprehend?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (88% in)
apprehend = understand
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • For who is there who anything of some significance has apprehended but is conscious that that exterior splendour may be the surface of a downward tending lutulent reality or on the contrary anyone so is there unilluminated as not to perceive that as no nature's boon can contend against the bounty of increase so it behoves every most just citizen to become the exhortator and admonisher of his semblables and to tremble lest what had in the past been by the nation excellently commenced...
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (1% in)
  • apprehended = seen
  • Was this affirmation apprehended by Bloom?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (43% in)
apprehended = understood
There are no more uses of "apprehend" flagged with this meaning in Ulysses by James Joyce.

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2  —1 use as in:
apprehend the criminal
Definition
to capture and arrest someone suspected of breaking the law
  • And straightway the minions of the law led forth from their donjon keep one whom the sleuthhounds of justice had apprehended in consequence of information received.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (59% in)
apprehended = arrested
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?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
  • What selfinvolved enigma did Bloom risen, going, gathering multicoloured multiform multitudinous garments, voluntarily apprehending, not comprehend?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (89% in)

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

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