[yoo-lis-eez; also British yoo-luh-seez]
- Latin name for Odysseus.
- (italics) a psychological novel (1922) by James Joyce.
- a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for ulysses
The term “lobbyist” supposedly was coined during the well-corrupted (and well-soaked) presidency of Ulysses S. Grant.Up to a Point: In Defense of Lobbyists
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The reporter, like Ulysses, travels the globe and returns to his people.Slaves In A Family's Past Haunt The Present
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Instead, journalists reached back to an earlier Republican schism from the days of Ulysses S. Grant.The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics
July 24, 2014
You made some famous comments some time ago about your dislike of Ulysses.The Prodigious Roddy Doyle Is the Celtic Tiger of Irish Literature
March 17, 2014
Ulysses Grant was a long time ago; today Hillary Clinton is in all but unique situation in our presidential politics.Yes, Pundits, Hillary Has the 2016 Nomination in the Bag
February 18, 2014
He was the Ulysses of pirates, the beloved not only of Mercury, but of Minerva.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
But Ulysses had no time to waste in trying to get at the mystery.
But Ulysses did not waste much time in listening to the laughter or the song.
Ulysses took command of the remaining twenty-two men, in person.
On entering the hall, Ulysses saw the magic fountain in the center of it.
- the Latin name of Odysseus
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Word Origin and History for ulysses
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
The Roman name of the Greek hero Odysseus.
The Irish author James Joyce adopted the name for the title of his masterpiece of the early twentieth century, which is, in part, a retelling of the myth of Odysseus.
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