inebriety

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inebriety a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Inebriety Drunkenness; inebriation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inebriety Drunkenness; intoxication.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Inebriate Ebriety

Usage

In literature:

T. D. CROTHERS, Hartford, Conn., Editor of the Journal of Inebriety.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
Austria inebriety is increasing everywhere on a dangerous scale.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, December 1887" by Various
This weakness may manifest itself in immoral tendencies, or in some form of inebriety.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
It was thus that for years he had dealt with his brother-in-laws' inebriety.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
The cool air sobered me, and my friend congratulated me on my recovery from a state of inebriety.
"My Life: or the Adventures of Geo. Thompson" by George Thompson
In a car on the other side a richly garbed gentleman dozed upon his cushions in triumphant inebriety.
"Blue-grass and Broadway" by Maria Thompson Daviess
The medical authorities ascribe fifty to eighty per cent of inebriety to heredity.
"The Arena" by Various
It was called 'Inebriety,' and was an unblushing imitation of Pope.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
Thought you had taken to the "Temperance" line, This looks much more like angry inebriety.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 98, March 22, 1890" by Various
Insanity and inebriety skip a generation.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
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In poetry:

"They both are here to bid you shun
The other one's society,
For Total Abstinence is one,
The other, Inebriety."
"Bob Polter" by William Schwenck Gilbert
'Tis morn the fourth and calm's the sea
As though some talesmanic wand
Had quelled the waves inebriety
By virtue of the wielder's hand;
"Descriptive Voyage From New York To Aspinwall" by James Madison Bell
But no matter what he thinks, I say nay,
For by taking it he helps to lead his brither astray,
Whereas, if he didn't drink, he would help to reform society,
And we would soon do away with all inebriety.
"The Demon Drink" by William Topaz McGonagall