hard drug

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hard drug a narcotic that is considered relatively strong and likely to cause addiction
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Quotations

  • Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort
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    “Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.”

Usage

In literature:

I lavishly powder some pieces of hard-boiled white of egg with the potent drug, just as I did with the eggs of the Bluebottle.
"The Life of the Fly" by J. Henri Fabre
Then gradually, as the merciful drug which Allan had given did its work, his clutch relaxed and he began breathing deep and hard.
"His Family" by Ernest Poole
It seems hardly necessary to remark that drug-taking is the most inefficient way of handling the situation.
"Outwitting Our Nerves" by Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
Drugging is as bad a habit as drinking, and as hard to leave off.
"The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax" by Harriet Parr
He has few drugs; but, as he says, that would hardly matter if the men could have warmth and nourishment.
"The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood" by Arthur Griffiths
The drug hit hard and promptly.
"The Star Hyacinths" by James H. Schmitz
Weston sniffed hard at the glasses, but could detect no untoward odors, nor any sign of poison or drugs of any sort.
"The Come Back" by Carolyn Wells
There is hardly a safer drug.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
After a stretch of hard traveling I was for weeks like a person drugged.
"Sawdust & Spangles" by W. C. Coup
He was alert and conscious this time, having begged hard not to be drugged.
"When a Cobbler Ruled a King" by Augusta Huiell Seaman
Hard, painful lump in epigastrium; better after eructations tasting of drug.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
Then, supposing he had taken the stuff, it was hard to see why a man who was half a savage should steal laudanum and the other drug.
"Wyndham's Pal" by Harold Bindloss
Lady Chavasse looked hard at the white knobs on the drug-drawers.
"Johnny Ludlow, Second Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
He had hardly yet recovered from the effects of the drug which had been administered by Somoza.
"Whither Thou Goest" by William Le Queux
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In news:

The Cult's Billy Duffy on hard rock, post-punk, getting good-looking girlfriends, and, uh, taking a lot of drugs at the time.
All Blogs On The Download The Cult's Billy Duffy on hard rock, post-punk, getting good-looking girlfriends, and, uh, taking a lot of drugs at the time.
In parts of the North Country, heroin has even eclipsed cocaine and crack as the hard drug of choice.
The bodies of 19 men have been found in Chihuahua state in northern Mexico, which has been hard hit by drug-related violence.
Why safe diet drugs are hard to come by .
Flumazenil, an intravenous drug, is hard to obtain in large doses and its effect on hypersomniacs seems to wear off within two hours, Rye said.
Baseball scribes would rather moralize about performance-enhancing drugs than make hard decisions about whether their use should keep players out of the Hall of Fame.
That has changed and – along with cheap imports and a continuing fight to move import inspection from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to the USDA – the US catfish industry has been hard hit.
To fill the need for hard-to-get drugs, the compounding pharmacies get certain drugs from manufacturers and mix them to meet demand.
ANALYSIS-Creative drug pricing flourishes in hard-up Europe.
Daycare Provider Arrest for Hard Drugs.
Although the drug names are not too hard to decipher, the trailing, squished directions present more of a challenge.
Hard drugs as a teenager.
Dwayne Johnson takes on a ruthless drug cartel in the gritty action-thriller Snitch, and we have a first look at the hard-driving trailer.
Wild goalie Harding diagnosed with MS. New class of drugs could help people with Alzheimer's disease.
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In science:

In many social networks, some nodes may be unwilling to participate or cooperate with other nodes for discovering the network topology, and there may be many hidden nodes in “hard to reach” places of the network, e.g., populations of drug users, and so on.
Topology Discovery of Sparse Random Graphs With Few Participants
Official governmental statistics do provide some insight, but fail to give the complete picture; the ‘moderate’ drug user is hardly noticed.
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation
Themes such as the occult, esotericism, science fiction and eastern teachings, however, are hardly explained by stating that the users interested in these topics are heavily concerned with the social impact of drug abuse, or actively spreading anti-propaganda.
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation
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