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sovereign
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

20 uses
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Definition
of a person:  a nation's ruler or head of state

of a political body:  not controlled by outside forces
  • —Four shining sovereigns, Buck Mulligan cried with delight.
    Episode 1 — Telemachus (41% in)
  • Four omnipotent sovereigns.
    Episode 1 — Telemachus (41% in)
  • A sovereign fell, bright and new, on the soft pile of the tablecloth.
    Episode 2 — Nestor (46% in)
  • This is for sovereigns.
    Episode 2 — Nestor (47% in)
  • I changed a sovereign I remember.
    Episode 5 — Lotus Eaters (83% in)
  • Well worth the half sovereign I gave Neary for it.
    Episode 10 — Wandering Rocks (57% in)
  • Myler Keogh, Dublin's pet lamb, will meet sergeantmajor Bennett, the Portobello bruiser, for a purse of fifty sovereigns.
    Episode 10 — Wandering Rocks (87% in)
  • Then squander a sovereign in dribs and drabs.
    Episode 11 — Sirens (44% in)
  • A goodlooking sovereign.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (11% in)
  • It was a historic and a hefty battle when Myler and Percy were scheduled to don the gloves for the purse of fifty sovereigns.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (50% in)
  • And he conjured them by Him who died on rood that they should well and truly try and true deliverance make in the issue joined between their sovereign lord the king and the prisoner at the bar and true verdict give according to the evidence so help them God and kiss the book.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (59% in)
  • Messages of condolence and sympathy are being hourly received from all parts of the different continents and the sovereign pontiff has been graciously pleased to decree that a special missa pro defunctis shall be celebrated simultaneously by the ordinaries of each and every cathedral church of all the episcopal dioceses subject to the spiritual authority of the Holy See in suffrage of the souls of those faithful departed who have been so unexpectedly called away from our midst.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (98% in)
  • About that present time young Stephen filled all cups that stood empty so as there remained but little mo if the prudenter had not shadowed their approach from him that still plied it very busily who, praying for the intentions of the sovereign pontiff, he gave them for a pledge the vicar of Christ which also as he said is vicar of Bray.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (17% in)
  • The R. D. F., with our own Metropolitan police, guardians of our homes, the pluckiest lads and the finest body of men, as physique, in the service of our sovereign.
    Episode 15 — Circe (16% in)
  • For the rest Eve's sovereign remedy.
    Episode 15 — Circe (50% in)
  • Three pounds twelve you got, two notes, one sovereign, two crowns, if youth but knew.
    Episode 15 — Circe (53% in)
  • STEPHEN: (Devoutly) And sovereign Lord of all things.
    Episode 15 — Circe (55% in)
  • ZOE: (Lifting up her pettigown and folding a half sovereign into the top of her stocking) Hard earned on the flat of my back.
    Episode 15 — Circe (74% in)
  • BLOOM: (Quietly lays a half sovereign on the table between bella and florry) So.
    Episode 15 — Circe (74% in)
  • Yes, puritanisme, it does though Saint Joseph's sovereign thievery alors (Bandez!
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (76% in)

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

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