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used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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someone who consumes more than they should — especially eating and drinking too much

The expression:  "a glutton for punishment" refers to someone who persist in some activity despite negative consequences (as though loving the punishment)

The expression: "a glutton for whatever" refers to people who like whatever a lot — such that "a glutton for sunshine" loves sunshine.
  • Gluttons, tall, long legs.
    Episode 5 — Lotus Eaters (72% in)
  • (He gobbles gluttonously with turkey wattles) Bubbly jock!
    Episode 15 — Circe (51% in)
  • Serpents too are gluttons for woman's milk.
    Episode 15 — Circe (51% in)
  • 210 Mr Bloom in the meanwhile kept dodging about in the vicinity of the cobblestones near the brazier of coke in front of the corporation watchman's sentrybox who evidently a glutton for work, it struck him, was having a quiet forty winks for all intents and purposes on his own private account while Dublin slept.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (11% in)

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

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