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  • adv. In a drunken manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a drunken manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a drunken manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. showing effects of much strong drink


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  • Three balls, no pockets. — in the back room, but it’s attached itself to the fat Victorian gentleman in gaiters leering drunkenly from the menus and the sign out front, and it’s been adopted as a signature by the waitresses, who make their way through the crowds by bumping customers out of their path with their hips.

    A master of the universe plots his own downfall

  • Drunks do it drunkenly, which is to say irrationally and against what would otherwise be their better judgment.

    "Gibson is a primitive all right, but so were Cecil B. DeMille and D. W. Griffith, and somehow we survived their idiocies."

  • (Compare the scene in which Antony is described as drunkenly dressing himself up in Cleopatra's intimate garments, her 'tires and mantles', while she 'wore his sword Philippan'.)


  • If it's some much-missed ex-lover who you'd been hoping would get back in contact he'll be calling drunkenly to inform you that hf2s just been diagnosed positive and that perhaps you'd better | | ave things checked out.

    Blast From the Past

  • The dedicated mercenaries of Blackwater or "Xe" or whatever they're calling themselves now sure seem to get up to the sort of war-zone antics that I doubt I could get away with at my workplace, such as drunkenly shooting people and stealing weapons under the guise of cartoon characters.

    Rogue Military Contractors Abetted By Broken System

  • Nearby, out of sight, a woman was calling out drunkenly, cursing.

    What Is Life?

  • Cole was a sprightly pianist who, at this point, had not sung professionally, but legend has it that a big-spending client drunkenly badgered him to sing.

    Nat King Cole: the reluctant vocalist

  • He's not doing too shabbily in this one either, having outfitted First Lady Michelle Obama in a red stunner for the White House Correspondent's Dinner last year as well as attracting some of the most promising and put together young starlets in Hollywood--the ones that are fiercely independent and take on challenging roles, not the ones that flash their unmentionables as they drunkenly fall out of L.A. club bathrooms.

    Natalia Brzezinski: Designer Prabal Gurung on Women and Fashion in 2011 (PHOTOS)

  • Lowell's description of Jarrell is pretty close to what I now recall Steve saying about Lowell, except for the part about being almost entirely without vices, and Lowell was known to explode drunkenly from time to time.

    Lance Mannion:

  • Zuckerberg's response is to go drunkenly to his computer, hack into the university's data bank and create "Facemash", a college program that mocks all the girls on campus, making him a notorious celebrity to his peers and the subject of censure to the faculty.

    The Social Network – review


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  • "Give me a double martini, but replace the olive with an onion, sugar tits!" snarled the actor, drunkenly.

    October 30, 2007