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procure
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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Definition
get by special effort
  • And the old prostitute of a mother procuring rooms to street couples.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (43% in)
  • If there is a signpost planted by the Touring Club at Stepaside who procured that public boon?
    Episode 15 — Circe (5% in)
  • ...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 large way of business and titled people where with his university degree of B. A. (a huge ad in...
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (96% in)
  • There remained the generic conditions imposed by natural, as distinct from human law, as integral parts of the human whole: the necessity of destruction to procure alimentary sustenance: the painful character of the ultimate functions of separate existence, the agonies of birth and death: the monotonous menstruation of simian and (particularly) human females extending from the age of puberty to the menopause: inevitable accidents at sea, in mines and factories: certain very painful...
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (42% in)

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