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proximate
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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Definition
closest or close in degree or order (space or time) — especially in a chain of causes and effects
  • A silent contemplation: a tentative velation: a gradual abasement: a solicitous aversion: a proximate erection.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (97% in)
  • A child renamed Padney Socks she shook with shocks her moneybox: counted his three free moneypenny buttons, one, tloo, tlee: a doll, a boy, a sailor she cast away: blond, born of two dark, she had blond ancestry, remote, a violation, Herr Hauptmann Hainau, Austrian army, proximate, a hallucination, lieutenant Mulvey, British navy.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (37% in)
  • The cold of interstellar space, thousands of degrees below freezing point or the absolute zero of Fahrenheit, Centigrade or Reaumur: the incipient intimations of proximate dawn.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (53% in)

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