Definitions

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  • noun English writer who described the psychological effects of addiction to opium (1785-1859)

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Examples

  • There was something in it at once fateful, trembling, and irresistible, which recalled De Quincey's famous story of The Flight of

    Fighting For Peace

  • These smells are of the earth earthy and they led one to dream that night of weird and terrible creatures such as De Quincey paints in his _Confessions of an English Opium Eater_.

    The Critic in the Orient

  • De Quincey wrote not only about opium addiction—in a book that made him famous—but frequently about murder.

    Bloodlust

  • In a lighthearted treatise on homicide, “Considered as One of the Fine Arts,” De Quincey honored Cain as “the inventor of murder”—possibly a “first-rate genius,” although by contemporary standards his “performance” was just “so so.”

    Bloodlust

  • In a lighthearted treatise on homicide, “Considered as One of the Fine Arts,” De Quincey honored Cain as “the inventor of murder”—possibly a “first-rate genius,” although by contemporary standards his “performance” was just “so so.”

    Bloodlust

  • De Quincey, “Milton versus Southey and Landor” in Note Book of an English Opium-Eater, ebook, Project Gutenberg, www.gutenberg.org/etext/6881.

    Bloodlust

  • De Quincey, “Milton versus Southey and Landor” in Note Book of an English Opium-Eater, ebook, Project Gutenberg, www.gutenberg.org/etext/6881.

    Bloodlust

  • De Quincey wrote not only about opium addiction—in a book that made him famous—but frequently about murder.

    Bloodlust

  • De Quincey despises Shadowhunters, Nate said, turning to Henry and Charlotte.

    Clockwork Angel

  • De Quincey and the higher-ups mostly kept them around because they had money, and they teased them with little glimpses of magic and the Shadow World to keep them coming back for more.

    Clockwork Angel

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