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  • n. Drunkenness or intoxication from alcohol, especially as a habitual state.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Addiction to drink; habitual drunkenness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Habitual drunkenness.


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  • On alcohol, Thoreau wrote: “I would fain keep sober always … I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man; wine is not so noble a liquor … Of all ebriosity, who does not prefer to be intoxicated by the air he breathes?”

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  • From the many stories told of Thurlow and ebriosity, one may be here taken and brought under the reader's notice -- not because it has wit or humor to recommend it, but because it presents the Chancellor in company with another port-loving lawyer, William Pitt, from whose fame, by-the-by, Lord

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  • Of all ebriosity, who does not prefer to be intoxicated by the air he breathes?

    Walden~ Chapter 11 (historical)


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  • The worst are consumed with ferocity;

    Protections alarm by their paucity.

    It's tempting to yield-

    Abandon the field-

    And sink into deep ebriosity.

    August 19, 2017