Ulysses by James Joyce
Trying

Leopold Bloom Telemachus
Nestor
Proteus
Calypso
Lotus-Eaters
Hades
Aeolus
Lestrygonians
Scylla and Charybdis
Wandering Rocks
Sirens
Cyclops
Nausicaa
Oxen of the Sun
Circe
Eumeus
Ithaca
Penelope

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There are 43 occurrences of the word:   trying

[Nestor] [1640] to come over here. I am trying to work up influence with the department.
[Nestor] [1690] --History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.
[Proteus] [2050] Proudly walking. Whom were you trying to walk like? Forget: a
[Lotus-Eaters] [3223] roseleaves. Imagine trying to eat tripe and cowheel. Where was the chap I
[Hades] [4709] Martin is trying to get the youngster into Artane.
[Lestrygonians] [7636] trying to butt its way out blindly, groping for the way out. Kill me that
[Lestrygonians] [8397] down. I know a fellow was trying to get into it. But they're as close as
[Wandering Rocks] [11380] you trying to imitate your uncle John, the cornetplayer, head upon
[Wandering Rocks] [11726] two men prowling around the house trying to effect an entrance.
[Wandering Rocks] [12148] tongue and his teeth trying to say it better. Poor pa. That was Mr Dignam,
[Cyclops] [14750] --Ah, well, says Alf, trying to pass it off. He's over all his troubles.
[Cyclops] [14895] Arrah, bloody end to the paw he'd paw and Alf trying to keep him
[Cyclops] [14912] Bloom trying to get the soft side of her doing the mollycoddle playing
[Cyclops] [15250] And off with him and out trying to walk straight. Boosed at five
[Cyclops] [15635] in as they went past, talking to him like a father, trying to sell him a
[Cyclops] [15786] nation, and Bloom trying to back him up moderation and botheration and
[Cyclops] [15951] of attending to the general public. Picture of a butting match, trying to
[Cyclops] [16038] trying to make an ENTENTE CORDIALE now at Tay Pay's dinnerparty with
[Cyclops] [16099] So of course everyone had the laugh at Bloom and says he, trying to
[Cyclops] [16601] him like a leprechaun trying to peacify him.
[Cyclops] [16618] loafers calling for a speech and Jack Power trying to get him to sit down
[Nausicaa] [18159] die. See him sometimes walking about trying to find out who played the
[Nausicaa] [18201] Now if you were trying to do that for a week on end you couldn't. Chance.
[Circe] [20607] daylight. Trying to walk. Lucky no woman.
[Circe] [20991] stowaway and is now trying to turn an honest penny. The trumped up
[Eumeus] [25698] companion, were patently trying as if the whole bally station belonged to
[Eumeus] [25797] Stephen, who was trying his dead best to yawn if he could, suffering from
[Eumeus] [25914] favourite and most trying declamation piece by the way of poor John Casey
[Eumeus] [26028] about trying to make arrangements about a concert tour of summer music
[Eumeus] [26855] trying to make the gap wider between them by innuendo and give more of a
[Penelope] [30728] bedroom with her old maids voice trying to imagine he was dying on
[Penelope] [30798] can you feel him trying to make a whore of me what he never will he ought
[Penelope] [30914] handsome at that time trying to look like Lord Byron I said I liked
[Penelope] [30954] with Poldy laughing and trying to listen I was waggling my foot we both
[Penelope] [31051] nerves thinking he was trying to make a fool of me when I knew his
[Penelope] [31267] trying to show it to you every time nearly I passed outside the mens
[Penelope] [31269] other trying to catch my eye as if it was I of the 7 wonders of the world
[Penelope] [31288] had to scream out arent they fearful trying to hurt you I had a great
[Penelope] [31416] picking his nose trying to think of some other dirty story to tell up in
[Penelope] [31435] they were selling the meat and the coalmans bell that noisy bugger trying
[Penelope] [31776] theatres in the crush in the dark theyre always trying to wiggle up to
[Penelope] [31780] daft I think I saw him after trying to get near two stylishdressed ladies
[Penelope] [32012] cabbage skinny thing with a turn in her eye trying to sing my songs shed