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boon
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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exact meaning not specified
Definition
something that is of great benefit
  • If there is a signpost planted by the Touring Club at Stepaside who procured that public boon?
    Episode 15 — Circe (5% in)
  • ...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 might be in the...
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (1% in)
  • —No, Mr Bloom repeated again, I wouldn't personally repose much trust in that boon companion of yours who contributes the humorous element, Dr Mulligan, as a guide, philosopher and friend if I were in your shoes.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (15% in)
  • Whoever embarked on a policy of the sort, he said, and ventilated the matter thoroughly would confer a lasting boon on everybody concerned.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (38% in)

There are no more uses of "boon" flagged with this meaning in Ulysses by James Joyce.

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  • A phenomenally beautiful tenor voice like that, the rarest of boons, which Bloom appreciated at the very first note he got out, could easily, if properly handled by some recognised authority on voice production such as Barraclough and being able to read music into the bargain, command its own price where baritones were ten a penny and procure for its fortunate possessor in the near future an entrée into fashionable houses in the best residential quarters of financial magnates in a...
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (96% in)

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

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