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contract
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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1  —2 uses as in:
the metal contracted
Definition
when something gets shorter or smaller
  • Positing what protasis would the contraction for such several schemes become a natural and necessary apodosis?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (75% in)
  • What impeded Bloom from giving Stephen counsels of hygiene and prophylactic to which should be added suggestions concerning a preliminary wetting of the head and contraction of the muscles with rapid splashing of the face and neck and thoracic and epigastric region in case of sea or river bathing, the parts of the human anatomy most sensitive to cold being the nape, stomach and thenar or sole of foot?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (11% in)

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?  —5 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • blames the sanitary conditions in which our greylunged citizens contract adenoids, pulmonary complaints etc. by inhaling the bacteria which lurk in dust.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (78% in)
  • I suppose the skin can't contract quickly enough when the flesh falls off.
    Episode 6 — Hades (19% in)
  • (Bloom walks on a net, covers his left eye with his left ear, passes through several walls, climbs Nelson's Pillar, hangs from the top ledge by his eyelids, eats twelve dozen oysters (shells included), heals several sufferers from king's evil, contracts his face so as to resemble many historical personages, Lord Beaconsfield, Lord Byron, Wat Tyler, Moses of Egypt, Moses Maimonides, Moses Mendelssohn, Henry Irving, Rip van Winkle, Kossuth, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Baron Leopold...
    Episode 15 — Circe (38% in)
  • VIRAG: (A diabolic rictus of black luminosity contracting his visage, cranes his scraggy neck forward.
    Episode 15 — Circe (54% in)
  • A contract with an inconsiderate contractee for the delivery of 32 consignments of some given commodity in consideration of cash payment on delivery per delivery at the initial rate of 1/4d to be increased constantly in the geometrical progression of 2 (1/4d, 1/2d, 1d, 2d, 4d, 8d, 1s 4d, 2s 8d to 32 terms).
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (72% in)

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

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