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  • n. Plural form of drinking-bout.


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  • “Philister,” and duels and drinking-bouts at the neighbouring University of Schoppenhausen, from which renowned seat of learning they had just come in the Eilwagen, with Becky, as it appeared, by their side, and in order to be present at the bridal fetes at Pumpernickel.

    Vanity Fair

  • To keep him at home in the evening — and at night — I have had to play the part of boon companion in his secret drinking-bouts in his room up there.


  • It is not an unbroken succession of drinking-bouts and of merrymaking, not sexual love, not the enjoyment of the fish and other delicacies of a luxurious table, which produce a pleasant life; it is sober reasoning, searching out the grounds of every choice and avoidance, and banishing those beliefs through which the greatest disturbances take possession of the soul.

    Letter to Menoeceus

  • He cannot spend much of it on the Exchange, so he squanders the excess of his muscular capital in drinking-bouts in kabaky; for he has no conception of other applications of his strength, which are more productive, more valuable to life.

    The Man Who Was Afraid

  • The Scythians in their drinking-bouts twang their bows, to keep their courage awake amidst the dreams of indulgence; but he would resign his whole being, now, to pleasure, and now to action; and though he never let thoughts of the one intrude upon the pursuit of the other, yet, when the time came for preparing for war, he showed as much capacity as any man.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • I was sad and apathetic, the usual songs, cards, drinking-bouts, and talk of rewards in the regiment, were more repulsive to me than usual.

    The Cossacks

  • She could certainly keep them happy with nightly drinking-bouts and occasional feasts of magic meat!

    If I Pay Thee Not In Gold

  • Occasional drinking-bouts were however characteristically Macedonian, as we already find before Alexander's accession.

    The Persian Boy

  • The prelude opens at Heidelberg, where a chorus of students make a great noise after one of their drinking-bouts.

    The Standard Operaglass Detailed Plots of One Hundred and Fifty-one Celebrated Operas

  • Valkyries, warlike women who rode through the air on swift horses, seized the heroes from the field of slaughter, and took them to the halls of Valhalla, where they enjoyed daily combats, long feasts, and drinking-bouts, music and story-telling.

    The Book of Hallowe'en


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