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allot
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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Definition
to give out — especially a share of something
  • As a philosopher he knew that at the termination of any allotted life only an infinitesimal part of any person's desires has been realised.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (75% in)
  • It was now for more than the middle span of our allotted years that he had passed through the thousand vicissitudes of existence and, being of a wary ascendancy and self a man of rare forecast, he had enjoined his heart to repress all motions of a rising choler and, by intercepting them with the readiest precaution, foster within his breast that plenitude of sufferance which base minds jeer at, rash judgers scorn and all find tolerable and but tolerable.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (53% in)
  • ...and sextuple sun theta and nebula in which 100 of our solar systems could be contained: of moribund and of nascent new stars such as Nova in 1901: of our system plunging towards the constellation of Hercules: of the parallax or parallactic drift of socalled fixed stars, in reality evermoving wanderers from immeasurably remote eons to infinitely remote futures in comparison with which the years, threescore and ten, of allotted human life formed a parenthesis of infinitesimal brevity.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (45% in)

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