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cordial
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

9 uses
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Definition
friendly — usually warm and heartfelt, but possibly only polite
  • The viceroy was most cordially greeted on his way through the metropolis.
    Episode 10 — Wandering Rocks (91% in)
  • He smellsipped the cordial juice and, bidding his throat strongly to speed it, set his wineglass delicately down.
    Episode 8 — Lestrygonians (68% in)
  • ...of luncheon at the conclusion of which the dusky potentate, in the course of a happy speech, freely translated by the British chaplain, the reverend Ananias Praisegod Barebones, tendered his best thanks to Massa Walkup and emphasised the cordial relations existing between Abeakuta and the British empire, stating that he treasured as one of his dearest possessions an illuminated bible, the volume of the word of God and the secret of England's greatness, graciously presented to him...
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (79% in)
  • The ceremony which went off with great éclat was characterised by the most affecting cordiality.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (94% in)
  • ...fume of a fellow, blond as tow, congratulated in the liveliest fashion with the young gentleman and, interrupting the narrative at a salient point, having desired his visavis with a polite beck to have the obligingness to pass him a flagon of cordial waters at the same time by a questioning poise of the head (a whole century of polite breeding had not achieved so nice a gesture) to which was united an equivalent but contrary balance of the bottle asked the narrator as plainly as was...
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (46% in)
  • With these words he approached the goblet to his lips, took a complacent draught of the cordial, slicked his hair and, opening his bosom, out popped a locket that hung from a silk riband, that very picture which he had cherished ever since her hand had wrote therein.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (46% in)
  • Ginger cordial.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (92% in)
  • All cordially invited.
    Episode 15 — Circe (34% in)
  • The reason he mentioned the fact was that a lot of those policemen, whom he cordially disliked, were admittedly unscrupulous in the service of the Crown and, as Mr Bloom put it, recalling a case or two in the A division in Clanbrassil street, prepared to swear a hole through a ten gallon pot.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (4% in)

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

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