Absinthism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Absinthism The condition of being poisoned by the excessive use of absinth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n absinthism The cachectic state produced by the use of absinthe (which see).
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Usage

In literature:

Barney calmly drinks the remains of his absinthe.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
True, thanks to absinthe, the cheeks had become somewhat puffy and bloated.
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The brandy and absinthe habit has been greatly exaggerated.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
Boche told of a carpenter he had known who had been a drinker of absinthe.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
Alphonse answered with a poor joke and asked for absinthe.
"Tales of Two Countries" by Alexander Kielland
Indeed I have read that a sufficiency of absinthe can make a good man a knave.
"The Story of the Malakand Field Force" by Sir Winston S. Churchill
Mr. Meander fell into another rhapsody over those classic cups and shallow little bowls of absinthe-coloured jade.
"Phantom Fortune, A Novel" by M. E. Braddon
On his primitive, out-of-door, fox-hunting mind the ethics of suicide lay as uneasily as absinthe on the stomach of a baby.
"Somewhere in France" by Richard Harding Davis
Will you have a glass of champagne, or a brandy and soda, or what do you say to an absinthe?
"A Mere Accident" by George Moore
Certain alpine species are the flavouring ingredient in absinthe.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
Well, the only thing that mattered now was that fair-haired Ida should be paid for the absinth.
"The Undying Past" by Hermann Sudermann
He then directed his steps towards the Passage des Panoramas, where he had a glass of absinthe.
"Sentimental Education Vol 1" by Gustave Flaubert
Here again we come up against the morality of man; will he continue to poison himself with absinthe or will he abstain?
"Twentieth Century Socialism" by Edmond Kelly
Not as demoralising as the absinthe habit, but more insidious.
"In Pastures New" by George Ade
With them he spent certain evenings at the Cheshire Cheese and there he drank absinthe.
"The Circus, and Other Essays and Fugitive Pieces" by Joyce Kilmer
His name, unlike Keats's, is writ in absinthe, not water.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
And the absinthe, too.
"Memoirs of a Midget" by Walter de la Mare
Come and have a glass of absinthe with me before I go back.
"Mademoiselle Blanche" by John David Barry
Warm the apricots, and put at both ends of the omelet; pour two ponies of absinthe over the top, and light before bringing to the table.
"The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book" by Victor Hirtzler
Spence ordered an absinthe for himself.
"When It Was Dark" by Guy Thorne
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In poetry:

Rare Absinthe! Oh, it gives me strength
To write and write; and so I spend
Day after day, until at length
With joy and pain I'll write The End:
Then let this carcase rot; I give
The world my Book — my Book will live.
"My Book" by Robert W Service

In news:

Secrets of Absinthe 's coq au vin.
But do oysters and absinthe actually taste good together.
It is rumored that you can have crazy fits after drinking absinthe .
John Petkovic, The Plain Dealer Parallax in Tremont not only does Happy Hour, it also serves absinthe.
Talking ' Peepshow ' and 'Absinthe' with Angel Porrino.
After dark, the specialty Cognacs and absinthe flow.
Absinthe's newest snowboard film to be shown tonight at Centennial Hall.
The snowboarding film " Resonance " is making the rounds across the country's art house theaters as part of Absinthe Films' Sphere of Influence Tour, which teams with local, environmentally based nonprofits.
The sazerac , a classic New Orleans cocktail made with rye, bitters, sugar, and absinthe, is one of our favorite sipping drinks.
The eatery is located among the teeming culinary sensibilities of Hayes Valley a block or two from Absinthe, Vicolo, Jardinière, and the Hayes Street Grill.
Absinthe plays a large role at the restaurant, which carries more than 40 different types.
One can order absinthe a la turn-of-the-century France and get it in a glass topped with a sugar cube and a slow, watery drip.
Southeast Portland's Otto, absinthe at Northeast Portland's Acadia .
If you don't know Real Snow 2012 competitor and Absinthe Films double ender-part holder Bode Merrill, you're not paying attention.
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar, San Francisco.
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