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  • n. Plural form of potation.


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  • Hebrew being intermixed with feminine; the latter being figurative, the former the real persons meant. say to their masters -- that is, to their king, with whom the princes indulged in potations (Ho 7: 5), and whom here they importune for more wine.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • His voice sounded like a man's whose throat has been scorched by many and long potations.

    CHAPTER 25

  • Shakespeare's Falstaff asked audiences "to forswear thin potations and to addict themselves to sack" and Francis Drake pillaged thousands of barrels from Spain.

    The sherry revival

  • As in any region, some wines will stand out and be award winners; others may be no more than casual supper potations.


  • He essayed to drown his sorrows in potations of whisky, his stomach and liver were disordered, jaundice succeeded, and this Light of other days died on the 1st of Feb., 1841, aged 49.

    James Catnach, Ballad-monger, Part 2

  • Sixty years earlier, the ­historian Edward Gibbon had ­remarked of the dons of Magdalen College: “Their dull and deep ­potations excused the brisk ­intemperance of youth.”

    Dreaming Amid the Spires

  • They crossed a broad street which seemed the metropolis of the district; it flamed with gin palaces; a multitude were sauntering in the mild though tainted air; bargaining, blaspheming, drinking, mangling; and varying their business and their potations, their fierce strife and their impious irreverence, with flashes of rich humour, gleams of native wit, and racy phrases of idiomatic slang.

    All the Presidents' Literature

  • “Do veniam,” said his Superior; and the old man seized, with a trembling hand, a beverage to which he had been long unaccustomed; drained the cup with protracted delight, as if dwelling on the flavour and perfume, and set it down with a melancholy smile and shake of the head, as if bidding adieu in future to such delicious potations.

    The Abbot

  • This solemn proceeding always took place in the afternoon of the day succeeding his return; perhaps, because the boys acquired strength of mind from the suspense of the morning, or, possibly, because Mr Squeers himself acquired greater sternness and inflexibility from certain warm potations in which he was wont to indulge after his early dinner.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • Whilst putting a stop to all unnecessary potations, detrimental alike to a firm brain and a steady gait,153 he left them free to quench thirst when nature dictated154; a method which would at once add to the pleasure whilst it diminished the danger of drinking.

    The Polity of the Athenians and the Lacedaemonians


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