strong drink

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n strong drink an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Strong drink intoxicating liquor; esp., liquor containing a large proportion of alcohol.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Strong drink alcoholic liquor
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Quotations

  • Bible
    Bible
    “Wine is a mocker, and strong drink is raging; and who is deceived by it is not wise.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. drincan; Ger. trinken.

Usage

In literature:

He drinks strong ale or beer, and thinks beer.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" by Various
That man can't go on drinking strong spirit as he does without soon being quite prostrate.
"King o' the Beach" by George Manville Fenn
As a class the counts are not strong physically; they eat and drink too much for their own good.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
Devilish good stuff it is for wounds, I believe; but it's not bad to drink, and it's very strong.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
As far as it was necessary, his mother told him of the mischief done by strong drink, and how much better it was to have nothing to do with it.
"The Story of Garfield" by William G. Rutherford
In my country most if not all of the murders that take place are committed under the influence of strong drink.
"Red Rooney" by R.M. Ballantyne
But strong drink revealed that which might have otherwise been safe.
"Twice Bought" by R.M. Ballantyne
It is not less true that strong drink makes strange companions.
"The Young Trawler" by R.M. Ballantyne
Then there was no champagne or strong drink of any kind.
"The Big Otter" by R.M. Ballantyne
The theme was strong drink.
"Dusty Diamonds Cut and Polished" by R.M. Ballantyne
My judgment for myself is, that, as I don't require strong drink, I'm much better without it.
"Jeff Benson, or the Young Coastguardsman" by R.M. Ballantyne
There was no strong drink.
"Personal Reminiscences in Book Making" by R.M. Ballantyne
Nor were strong drinks unknown in those days.
"The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria" by W. Scott-Elliot
Then it commenced drinking up the water, and the young men saw a strong current fast setting in towards the bear's mouth.
"Folk-Lore and Legends: North American Indian" by Anonymous
Then I went to the galley for a long, strong drink.
"The Repairman" by Harry Harrison
They could not even plead the poor excuse that they were under the influence of strong drink.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
This woman did all in her power to lead her astray by offering her strong drink.
"Gathering Jewels" by James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
Unfortunately he is often given to strong drink, and, when his passions or his greed are aroused, can be exceedingly brutal.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
If you drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt you, and you will 'be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
In her past life she had had intimate acquaintance with strong drink.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
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In poetry:

It has swallowed generations,
And made whole nations shrink;
Its mission is damnation,
This crime is named "Strong Drink."
"Strong Drink" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Drink of this cup! its virtue strong
Shall keep the soul so bright,
That angel visiters may throng,
Rejoicing in its light.
"Drink Of This Cup" by John Pierpont
Friends that love you is glad to see
That you can let vile strong drink be;
Their hearts rejoice in highest glee
To see you dare do right.
"Red Ribbon" by Julia A Moore
Good people all, of every degree,
I pray, ye all be warned by me:
I advise ye all to pause and think,
And never more to taste strong drink.
"A Tribute to Mr Murphy and the Blue Ribbon Army" by William Topaz McGonagall
The drunkard's sin, excess in wine,
Which reason drowns, and health destroys,
As yet no failing is of thine,
Dear Jim; strong drink's not given to boys.
"Moderation In Diet" by Charles Lamb
Drink not too much, if thou art wise,
A little, nature does suffice:
Strong drink has oft been stronger found
Than those, that were for strength renown'd.
"Advice Concerning Eating And Drinking" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Dr Mehmet Oz came out strong with a warning for parents that the juice was dangerous for kids to drink ABC's Dr Richard Besser accused Oz of fear mongering.
Put this in your pipe and smoke it: If you like your coffee strong and the atmosphere in which you drink it just as pungent, head for Gypsy House Cafe.
The mint julep is a perfect choice for whiskey enthusiasts who prefer their drinks strong but may want to sweeten and soften up the booze just enough to create a flavorful and aromatic cocktail.
S cotsman Brian McGrory has noticed two things about our local drinking habits: One, the brown-booze boom is still going strong, and two, nobody is adequately translating Scotch into English.
Study confirms strong link between soft drink and obesity.
While several city officials and citizens are praising proposed federal oversight of a vast source of drinking water, many members of the agricultural community are strongly opposed.
The Aqua lounge at the Plaza features live music and strong drinks on the casino floor.
Most of these drinks do not contain calcium, either, which is important for building strong bones and teeth.
At first sip, the drink is a refreshing combination of tangy and sweet, and tastes less strong then expected based on the amount of booze in it.
Finish it out strong with a strawberry rainbow cupcake from Curbside Cupcakes or a free drink with your lobster roll at Go Fish Truck.
Drinks are cheap and strong.
In a former West Hollywood hardware store, chef Mario Alberto presides over a whirling entrepĂ´t of strong drink and eclectic seasonal cooking.
"I'm an absolute beer lover and I adore extremely strong Imperial Stouts and Barley Wines and I do sometimes drink them," says Bell.
Like the controversial leader, the drink is crisp, strong, and gets the job done.
Strong drinks for the holidays.
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