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retrench
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

2 uses
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Definition
to pause and then change how something is done — often while reducing the use of resources
  • P. for Cork City), the programme of peace, retrenchment and reform of William Ewart Gladstone (M.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (70% in)
  • Loyal to the highest constituted power in the land, actuated by an innate love of rectitude his aims would be the strict maintenance of public order, the repression of many abuses though not of all simultaneously (every measure of reform or retrenchment being a preliminary solution to be contained by fluxion in the final solution), the upholding of the letter of the law (common, statute and law merchant) against all traversers in covin and trespassers acting in contravention of bylaws...
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (69% in)

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