ALCOHOLISM in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ALCOHOLISM
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
 n.  an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
Classic Sentence:
1  She shivered in the garage while he spent half an hour in deciding whether to put alcohol or patent non-freezing liquid into the radiator, or to drain out the water entirely.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
2  He kept an alcohol lamp in his room, and a French coffee-pot, and his wife made coffee for him at any hour of the night he happened to want it.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: III
3  The sunlight poured in, making everything on the table shine and glitter and the flame of the alcohol lamp disappear altogether.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
4  No animal must ever live in a house, or sleep in a bed, or wear clothes, or drink alcohol, or smoke tobacco, or touch money, or engage in trade.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter I
5  As his last act upon earth, Comrade Napoleon had pronounced a solemn decree: the drinking of alcohol was to be punished by death.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VIII
6  They had thought the Fifth Commandment was "No animal shall drink alcohol," but there were two words that they had forgotten.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VIII
7  Mingled with good sense, it sometimes adds force to the latter, as alcohol does to wine.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
8  The hideous potion of absinthe-porter and alcohol had thrown him into a lethargy.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
9  He and this Wolfshiem bought up a lot of side-street drug stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
10  There was no one in the anteroom; empty bottles, cloaks, and overshoes were lying about; there was a smell of alcohol, and sounds of voices and shouting in the distance.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IX
Example Sentence: (47 in 4 pages)
16  He's had a drop too much of alcohol to drink.
17  The drug is not harmful per se, but is dangerous when taken with alcohol.
18  It would be wiser to cut out all alcohol during pregnancy.
19  Unlike the familiar blood alcohol tests in motoring cases, urinalysis does not demonstrate that the employee is impaired by drugs.
20  Most people immediately associate addictions with drugs, alcohol and cigarettes.
21  Whisky contains a large percentage of alcohol.
22  Maybe the alcohol has scrambled his brains.
23  Sugar is converted into alcohol through the process of fermentation.
24  The relation between alcohol consumption and sickness absence will be reported elsewhere.
25  It is illegal to sell alcohol to children.
26  For many young people drinking alcohol is a sign of 'growing up'.
27  Idle such as vinegar, can soften the spirit of the calcareous; diligent like alcohol, can burn the flame of wisdom.
28  The customs are looking for such things as drugs or alcohol.
29  People tend to lose their inhibitions when they've drunk a lot of alcohol.
30  The researchers believe that growing up in a home where parents had difficulties with depression or alcohol was often a trigger.