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  • n. Plural form of vomitorium.

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Examples

  • We learned that wealthy people had vomitoriums in their homes -- so when they'd consumed too much, they could throw up and start all over again.

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  • When a country or a culture -- not unlike the ancient civilization of Rome -- becomes more interested in vomitoriums than the growing disparity and disaffection in its populace, it runs a serious risk of caving in on itself.

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  • It's sort of like how England was once the new Rome, only with more lace and less vomitoriums.

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  • We were stranded in an airport together for six hours I was headed for London, he for Athens and he told me all about his Greek and Roman heritage, while earnestly peddling the idea that vomitoriums should never have faded from the architectural and cultural scene.

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  • They might as well start building vomitoriums and throwing people to the lions for entertainment too.

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  • They need to bring back vomitoriums and put them in there rightful places, the theater.

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  • After about 2 hours, however, I was right there with everyone else and it all went down like an old-school Roman banquet, minus the immeasurable amounts of food and the vomitoriums.

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  • This sweet spark displayed all his little erudition, and flourished away upon cloacas and vomitoriums with eternal fluency.

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  • This time corresponds with the Roman Empire era of gladiators and vomitoriums (sp?) when Romans were more concerned about their entertainment and social status, than their long term stability.

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  • This is what the current era has vomited out to a dysfunctional and existence challenged public through the lens of so-called "reality TV", who were mesmerized by the electronic kool aid heaved up in an orgy of greed and malfeasance not seen since the days of consumption excesses witnessed in the vomitoriums of Rome.

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