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 Meanings and Examples of DRUNKENNESS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
drunkenness
 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.  the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
Classic Sentence: (82 in 6 pages)
1  The blackness of a terrible fit of drunkenness yawning before him, far from arresting him, attracted him.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER II—PRELIMINARY GAYETIES
2  This is the place for enthusiasm, not for drunkenness.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER III—NIGHT BEGINS TO DESCEND UPON GRANTAIRE
3  A fit of drunkenness reaching its end resembles a curtain which is torn away.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXIII—ORESTES FASTING AND PYLADES DRUNK
4  Utility of a vice: his drunkenness had been his salvation.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—IN WHICH THE TREE WITH THE ZINC PLASTER APPEARS...
5  places sanctity somewhere between feasting and drunkenness.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—JEAN VALJEAN STILL WEARS HIS ARM IN A SLING
6  This somnambulism of drunkenness had something frightful in it.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 27 THE WIFE OF ATHOS
7  Athos did not trust this reply, and he resumed; "you cannot have failed to remark, my dear friend, that everyone has his particular kind of drunkenness, sad or gay."
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 28 THE RETURN
8  My drunkenness is always sad, and when I am thoroughly drunk my mania is to relate all the lugubrious stories which my foolish nurse inculcated into my brain.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 28 THE RETURN
9  She had a terrified thought that he was drunk and Melanie was afraid of drunkenness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVI
10  As time goes on there is a variety of drunkenness, among the younger men especially.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 1
11  drunkenness and realizes that his youngest son, Ham, father.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
12  '"'Sir,' he answered with a groan, 'it was all bad luck, and my own unspeakable drunkenness.'
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XI
13  Henceforth, therefore, there was war between mankind and the centaurs, but he brought it upon himself through his own drunkenness.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXI
14  Though he thought of everything, considered everything, and did everything the best of officers could do in his position, he was in a state akin to feverish delirium or drunkenness.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XX
15  The habits of the military class are the absence of freedom, that is, discipline, idleness, ignorance, cruelty, debauchery, and drunkenness.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXV
Example Sentence:
1  She was tired of hearing the same dreary tale of drunkenness and violence.
2  Contrary to popular myth , the majority of accidents are not caused by speeding or drunkenness.
3  Peter has been brought before the court on a charge of drunken driving.
4  He was brought up on a charge of drunken driving.
5  His drunken outbursts during the mayor's speech were inexcusable.
6  The drunken man teeteredon the edge of the pavement.
7  As the whisky took effect, he gradually fell into a drunken stupor.
8  She was often beaten by her drunken husband.
9  The pain roused him from his drunken stupor.
10  He had been in a drunken street brawl.
11  The two drunken men stagger into the room.
12  What do you do when an obstreperous horde of drunken policemen goes carousing through your hotel, crashing into potted plants and singing vulgar songs?.
13  He staggered drunkenly toward the door.