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tangential
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

2 uses
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Definition
touching the current issue, but with minor or no relevance
  • Though that halfbaked Lyons ran off at a tangent in his impetuosity to get left.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (67% in)
  • What sound accompanied the union of their tangent, the disunion of their (respectively) centrifugal and centripetal hands?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (52% in)

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