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used in Ulysses by James Joyce

2 uses
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lacking stimulating characteristics — especially in the flavor of food
  • He turned to Stephen and asked blandly: —Is this the day for your monthly wash, Kinch?
    Episode 1 — Telemachus (64% in)
  • While his eyes still read blandly he took off his hat quietly inhaling his hairoil and sent his right hand with slow grace over his brow and hair.
    Episode 5 — Lotus Eaters (4% in)

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

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