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tepid
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

5 uses
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Definition
less heat (or enthusiasm) than might be expected
  • Enjoy a bath now: clean trough of water, cool enamel, the gentle tepid stream.
    Episode 5 — Lotus Eaters (99% in)
  • His hand looking for the where did I put found in his hip pocket soap lotion have to call tepid paper stuck.
    Episode 8 — Lestrygonians (**% in)
  • A female tepid effluvium leaks out from her.
    Episode 15 — Circe (45% in)
  • ...temple a contused tumescence: with attention, focussing his gaze on a large dull passive and a slender bright active: with solicitation, bending and downturning the upturned rugfringe: with amusement, remembering Dr Malachi Mulligan's scheme of colour containing the gradation of green: with pleasure, repeating the words and antecedent act and perceiving through various channels of internal sensibility the consequent and concomitant tepid pleasant diffusion of gradual discolouration.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (56% in)
  • Indoor: discussion in tepid security of unsolved historical and criminal problems: lecture of unexpurgated exotic erotic masterpieces: house carpentry with toolbox containing hammer, awl nails, screws, tintacks, gimlet, tweezers, bullnose plane and turnscrew.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (68% in)

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