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red herring
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

2 uses
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any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
  • —Nor good red herring, says Joe.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (55% in)
  • Because he more than suspected he had his father's voice to bank his hopes on which it was quite on the cards he had so it would be just as well, by the way no harm, to trail the conversation in the direction of that particular red herring just to.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (88% in)

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