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nuptial
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

3 uses
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Definition
of or relating to a wedding
  • Senhor Enrique Flor presided at the organ with his wellknown ability and, in addition to the prescribed numbers of the nuptial mass, played a new and striking arrangement of Woodman, spare that tree at the conclusion of the service.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (67% in)
  • It grieved him plaguily, he said, to see the nuptial couch defrauded of its dearest pledges: and to reflect upon so many agreeable females with rich jointures, a prey to the vilest bonzes, who hide their flambeau under a bushel in an uncongenial cloister or lose their womanly bloom in the embraces of some unaccountable muskin when they might multiply the inlets of happiness, sacrificing the inestimable jewel of their sex when a hundred pretty fellows were at hand to caress, this, he...
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (41% in)
  • In five public conveniences he wrote pencilled messages offering his nuptial partner to all strongmembered males.
    Episode 15 — Circe (63% in)

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

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