hard liquor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hard liquor an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
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Usage

In literature:

That is the hard task before educationists in this special matter; they have to teach people to relish colors like liquors.
"What's Wrong With The World" by G.K. Chesterton
I tried the hard liquors, brandy, whiskey, and gin, and then the wines.
"My Memories of Eighty Years" by Chauncey M. Depew
His hard brain was in no way affected by the liquor that he had drunk.
"The Fallen Leaves" by Wilkie Collins
Also, the rum has given out, and we are hard put to it for liquor.
"The Last Galley" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Sentinel or member of guard Two months' confinement at hard labor drinking liquor with prisoners.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
Moreover, his appetite for liquor, combined with a high temper, rendered him a being hard to please, but easy to excite to a terrible degree.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
But why do we say such hard things against these liquors which some people love so well and think so harmless?
"Object Lessons on the Human Body" by Sarah F. Buckelew and Margaret W. Lewis
We know a swell little bunch of live ones, and we have some pretty nifty parties, lemme tell you, with plenty poker and hard liquor.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
It's hard for me to keep away from the liquor.
"The Diamond Coterie" by Lawrence L. Lynch
Now hard as brick, the thickening of this mincemeat was originally a paste of fine clay steeped in the liquor of corruption.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Any saloon keeper in France who sells hard liquor to a soldier is very severely punished.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
The liquor had hit him hard.
"The Telenizer" by Don Thompson
She was as stingy with her language as if it had been hard liquor.
"Believe You Me!" by Nina Wilcox Putnam
Also, the rum has given out, and we are hard put to it for liquor.
"The Dealings of Captain Sharkey" by A. Conan Doyle
She could trust him because he used neither liquor nor tobacco; was truthful, honest, and willing to work hard.
"Lives of Poor Boys Who Became Famous" by Sarah K. Bolton
You guessed a minute ago that there wasn't much objection to hard liquor here.
"The Last Straw" by Harold Titus
He had the look of a hard drinker, it was true; but he carried his liquor well.
"The Tigress" by Anne Warner
Be wary, always wary, with it, my son, and especially with hard liquor.
"Atlantic Classics" by Various
He can hardly be called a victim of liquor, but rather the victim of an ill-matched parentage.
"Tramping with Tramps" by Josiah Flynt
In the same room with her were three hard-featured women, placed there for violation of the liquor laws.
"Ginger-Snaps" by Fanny Fern
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In news:

Liberals' liquor plan hardly clear cut.
The Des Moines city council voted Monday to prevent large businesses like Walgreens from getting a license to sell hard liquor .
State officials say they think changes in where hard liquor can be sold and new flavored drinks popular with women and young people are behind a jump in hard liquor sales.
Poland, Slovakia Lift Bans on Czech Hard Liquor .
Towne Lake Hardware in the Lake Forest Park area of Washington State has an unusual niche for a hardware dealer: hard liquor .
Yoke's gearing up for hard liquor sales.
Yoke 's gearing up for hard liquor sales.
Yoke 's Fresh Market in Deer Park was among the stores to recently receive approval from the state's Liquor Control Board to begin hard liquor sales on June 1.
Since private stores started selling hard liquor in June, more teenagers in Thurston county are shoplifting booze that's now available at grocery stores.
Celebrity Sightings Since returning from Cancun, where she said she was often "very liquored up" and described as a "very very hard" situation, Elizarraras said she has not cut herself.
Liquor stores makes Costco-type wine deals hard to find.
The Alcoholic Beverage Control agency posted a notice to the Pure Platinum Gentleman's Club revoking their ability to sell hard liquor.
Several states have also ended their hard liquor monopolies recently, including the state of Washington earlier this year.
Voters in Washington state will decide whether to privatize the sale of hard liquor on Tuesday.
The November 2011 passage of Washington's Initiative 1183 marked a major turning point in the state's 78-year practice of controlling the sale of hard liquor.
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