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phenomenon
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

29 uses
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Definition
something that exists or happened — especially something of special interest — sometimes someone or something that is extraordinary
  • What two phenomena of senescence were more frequent?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (83% in)
  • Was it a celestial phenomenon?
    Episode 9 — Scylla And Charybdis (78% in)
  • It's only a natural phenomenon, don't you see, because on account of the....
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (23% in)
  • And then he starts with his jawbreakers about phenomenon and science and this phenomenon and the other phenomenon.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (23% in)
  • And then he starts with his jawbreakers about phenomenon and science and this phenomenon and the other phenomenon.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (23% in)
  • And then he starts with his jawbreakers about phenomenon and science and this phenomenon and the other phenomenon.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (23% in)
  • ...produce in the human subject a violent ganglionic stimulus of the nerve centres of the genital apparatus, thereby causing the elastic pores of the corpora cavernosa to rapidly dilate in such a way as to instantaneously facilitate the flow of blood to that part of the human anatomy known as the penis or male organ resulting in the phenomenon which has been denominated by the faculty a morbid upwards and outwards philoprogenitive erection in articulo mortis per diminutionem capitis.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (24% in)
  • Phenomenon!
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (25% in)
  • The fat heap he married is a nice old phenomenon with a back on her like a ballalley.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (25% in)
  • Phenomenon!
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (26% in)
  • ...at one draught to pluck up a heart of any grace for it thundered long rumblingly over all the heavens so that Master Madden, being godly certain whiles, knocked him on his ribs upon that crack of doom and Master Bloom, at the braggart's side, spoke to him calming words to slumber his great fear, advertising how it was no other thing but a hubbub noise that he heard, the discharge of fluid from the thunderhead, look you, having taken place, and all of the order of a natural phenomenon.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (26% in)
  • Heard he then in that clap the voice of the god Bringforth or, what Calmer said, a hubbub of Phenomenon?
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (27% in)
  • For through that tube he saw that he was in the land of Phenomenon where he must for a certain one day die as he was like the rest too a passing show.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (27% in)
  • By no means would he though he must nor would he make more shows according as men do with wives which Phenomenon has commanded them to do by the book Law.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (27% in)
  • Science, it cannot be too often repeated, deals with tangible phenomena.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (77% in)
  • that both natality and mortality, as well as all other phenomena of evolution, tidal movements, lunar phases, blood temperatures, diseases in general, everything, in fine, in nature's vast workshop from the extinction of some remote sun to the blossoming of one of the countless flowers which beautify our public parks is subject to a law of numeration as yet unascertained.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (79% in)
  • Every phenomenon has a natural cause.
    Episode 15 — Circe (59% in)
  • Capillary attraction is a natural phenomenon.
    Episode 15 — Circe (70% in)
  • But what I am anxious to arrive at is it is one thing for instance to invent those rays Rontgen did or the telescope like Edison, though I believe it was before his time Galileo was the man, I mean, and the same applies to the laws, for example, of a farreaching natural phenomenon such as electricity but it's a horse of quite another colour to say you believe in the existence of a supernatural God.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (39% in)
  • What concomitant phenomenon took place in the vessel of liquid by the agency of fire?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (12% in)
  • The phenomenon of ebullition.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (12% in)
  • Had this latter or any cognate phenomenon declared itself in any member of his family?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (37% in)
  • She admired: a natural phenomenon having been explained by him to her she expressed the immediate desire to possess without gradual acquisition a fraction of his science, the moiety, the quarter, a thousandth part.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (40% in)
  • Because it was a task for a superior intelligence to substitute other more acceptable phenomena in the place of the less acceptable phenomena to be removed.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (43% in)
  • Because it was a task for a superior intelligence to substitute other more acceptable phenomena in the place of the less acceptable phenomena to be removed.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (43% in)
  • ...of Stephen Dedalus, and in and from the constellation of Auriga some years after the birth and death of Rudolph Bloom, junior, and in and from other constellations some years before or after the birth or death of other persons: the attendant phenomena of eclipses, solar and lunar, from immersion to emersion, abatement of wind, transit of shadow, taciturnity of winged creatures, emergence of nocturnal or crepuscular animals, persistence of infernal light, obscurity of terrestrial...
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (48% in)
  • What prospect of what phenomena inclined him to remain?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (53% in)
  • Had he ever been a spectator of those phenomena?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (54% in)
  • Once, in 1887, after a protracted performance of charades in the house of Luke Doyle, Kimmage, he had awaited with patience the apparition of the diurnal phenomenon, seated on a wall, his gaze turned in the direction of Mizrach, the east.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (54% in)

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