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- n. Alternative capitalization of Bacchanalian
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the festival of Bacchus; relating to or given to reveling and drunkenness.
- n. A bacchanal; a drunken reveler.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as bacchanal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. used of riotously drunken merrymaking
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Not only has the show reached its 15th anniversary but tonight also brings the return of the annual jamboree Hollyoaks Later, during which Hollyoaks gets to pretend it is Skins: showing flesh, gleefully swearing and generally revelling in the bacchanalian Arcadia that is post-watershed E4.
But in appearance he still ruled, dozing oft-times at the board, a bacchanalian ruin, yet in all seeming the ruler of the feast.
But Daytona Beach's bacchanalian atmosphere is part of the allure for domestic missionaries -- it's what's called "battleground evangelism."
It's a conceit that would ring false with David Threlfall's wild, bacchanalian Chatsworth patriarch but William H Macy's Frank is a more sensitive, caring soul, who uses his extended period of sobriety to connect with the kids.
In between two circumnavigations of the globe he bought the best vineyards in the village and founded La Paulée de Meursault, the bacchanalian postharvest feast that survives to this day.
At a bacchanalian soiree thrown by students from Johns Hopkins University, for example, Kate nursed one glass of wine the entire evening.
The $500,000 afterparty, held in a club specially constructed backstage at Wembley just for the night, was a bacchanalian eyeful that featured acrobats swinging overhead and nearly naked dancers gyrating in cages.
Naturally, such bacchanalian and sybaritic efforts resulted in rock n' roll suicides -- so to speak -- indigenous to the region, such as the deaths of Jimi Hendrix and Steve Took of '70s glam duo T.
After graduation, Quentin joins a group of similarly jaded fellows in Manhattan, where he embraces a nihilistic bacchanalian lifestyle that threatens to destroy the one relationship he cherishes most.
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena more than made up for its relatively tame episode the previous week with Friday's bacchanalian excesses.
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