hard drink


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hard drink an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
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  • E.E. (Edward. E.) Cummings
    “Humanity I love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink”


In literature:

Said he had been a hard drinker in the past, but he did not drink much now.
"The Social Work of the Salvation Army" by Edwin Gifford Lamb
He hardly drinks a pint of wine, And that I doubt is no good sign.
"The Age of Pope" by John Dennis
Moreover, I'd been drinking hard for six months and there was no such thing as clipping it short all at once.
"The Lieutenant-Governor" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
Yet you will hardly find a man who drinks wine simply because he believes the Bible justifies its use.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
Sally was so impatient to call on Mrs. Perce that she could hardly eat anything or drink her tea.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
DRINKING, hard, a borrowed custom among the English, ii.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
Wolf lay on the bed and munched hard lumps of bread, from time to time taking a drink of water.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
Hard drinking and interminable hours spent at the Casino were all he cared for.
"A Little Garrison" by Fritz von der Kyrburg
To a hard-drinking man, such invitations are both frequent and inescapable.
"Master of the Moondog" by Stanley Mullen
Say, I've hardly pulled down enough for my drinks.
"Their Son; The Necklace" by Eduardo Zamacois

In poetry:

Here some who hardly seem to breathe,
Drink and hang the jaw beneath,
Gaping, tender, apt to weep;
Their natures alter'd by the sheep.
"Bacchus: Or, The Vines Of Lesbos" by Thomas Parnell
"To Sonderborg I'll show thee straight,
Where drink the heroes early and late:
There thou wilt find of knights a crew,
Haughty of heart, and hard to subdue."
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
But that's no the warst o't: he ance had a min'
That was mensefu' an' truthfu', an' honest an' kin',
But it's drink, O it's drink—a' gudeness is gane,
An' his heart is as caul' an' hard as a stane.
"Neebour Johnnie's Complaint" by Janet Hamilton
There we leave him standing, shouting for all hands,
Whilst all around him every shouter stands;
His eyes are on the cask, which is now lowering fast,
He works hard, he drinks hard, and goes to hell at last!
"Click Go The Shears, Boys" by Anonymous Oceania
Has that dull innocence been punished as it should?
What say'st thou? Man is hard,—but woman? And thy tears,
Who has been drinking? And into what ear so good
Dost pour thy woes for it to pour in other ears?
"What Sayest Thou, Traveller" by Paul Verlaine
I thought the story over: how Anderson had been
A clever, steady fellow, so far's they knew, till then.
Some said his wife had tried him, but he got to drinking hard,
Till last he struck her with an axe and killed her in the yard.
"Sheltered" by Sarah Orne Jewett

In news:

When you drink as much as John, sometimes it's hard to hold on to your gauntlet.
Anyhow, I find it hard to believe that an alcoholic would want to drink a $10 bottle of wine with MommyJuice on it.
Memo to the city's hard-working waiters and sommeliers:Eating and drinking in your restaurants is about our "favorites," not yours.
Even after falling hard in recent months, the energy drink maker's stock remains a pricey proposition.
Lady Gaga 's new boyfriend, Vampire Diaries hunk Taylor Kinney, is a hard drinking bad boy, with a criminal record to prove it, Star magazine is reporting.
Hard apple cider used to be the drink of choice for thirsty Americans.
Sidra, or hard apple cider—which in 12th century Europe was said to be more popular than wine—is gaining a legion of fans and is showing up on more and more drink menus around the country.
Engineers without Borders' is working hard to bring fresh drinking water to an Honduran Village "Los Sanchez.".
Tax on soft drinks a hard sell .
The effects of a hard night of drinking generally last up to 24 hours.
He always gave me a hard time about drinking too much Mountain Dew.
Drinking your lunch' is hardly a disgrace at Eden's Juice.
A guy who wakes up after a night of hard drinking with no idea where he is or what he's done.
A year ago David Castillo, 24, would have been alone somewhere in Denver drinking alcohol, sniffing heroin or smoking any other hard core drug.
Forget the field, the real action during football season is in the parking lots where die-hard fans of barbecue and other pregame foods gather to eat and drink before the game.