drinking bout

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n drinking bout a long period of drinking
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Usage

In literature:

The prelude opens at Heidelberg, where a chorus of students make a great noise after one of their drinking-bouts.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
Because he could not persuade him to join in their drinking bouts, Stone nicknamed Curly the good bad man.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
For twelve weeks he had circled the dull round of ship routine, with never shore leave that was long enough for an ordinary drinking bout.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
She knew that in the somber moods following a drinking bout the lawlessness of Beauchamp Lee was most likely to crop out.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
They married and indulged in drinking bouts and predatory expeditions.
"Belgium" by Emile Cammaerts
Drinking bouts, the company of the women with whom many of his fellows consorted, never appealed to him.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
We had a famous drinking bout that time!
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
A Drinking Bout is in Reality a properer Scene for Joke and Mirth, than for Fighting.
"The Lovers Assistant, or, New Art of Love" by Henry Fielding
The captain was curt and irritable after his prolonged drinking bout, and answered chiefly in monosyllables.
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
Some were historical, and commemorated kings and the illustrious chances of their time, such as a bout of drinking or a war.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

Oh sure I could go on - but gee! it's rough
To be a pork-and-beaner at the best;
To beg for bouts, yet getting not enough
To keep a decent feed inside my vest;
To go on canvas-kissing till I come
To cadge for drinks just like a Bowery bum.
"Beak-Bashing Boy" by Robert W Service

In news:

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Regularly consuming high-caffeine energy drinks significantly increases the risk of becoming alcohol-dependent and engaging in bouts of heavy drinking, a study published Tuesday found.
Dad charged with child abuse after letting daughter take wheel during drinking bout.
Appears to be a work of straightforward realism: an older married couple entertains a younger couple through what turns out to be a night-long bout of drinking, fighting and secret-telling.
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In science:

He was picked up last Wednesday after walking naked in Miami. ”He had a difficult life.” A transvestite who later had a sex-change operation, he suffered bouts of drinking, depression and drifting, according to acquaintances. ”It’s not easy to be the son of a great man,” Scott Donaldson, told Reuters.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
He was booked into the women’s jail because he had a sex-change operation, Hall added. A transvestite who later had a sex-change operation, he suffered bouts of drinking, depression and drifting, according to acquaintances.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
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