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dissolute
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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Definition
unrestrained by convention or morality
  • A fiendish libertine from his earliest years this stinking goat of Mendes gave precocious signs of infantile debauchery, recalling the cities of the plain, with a dissolute granddam.
    Episode 15 — Circe (36% in)
  • This therefore was the reason why the still comparatively young though dissolute man who now addressed Stephen was spoken of by some with facetious proclivities as Lord John Corley.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (8% in)

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