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drunken revelry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n drunken revelry a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
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Usage

In literature:

His search led him through all the drunken revelry of a Saturday night.
"Australia Felix" by Henry Handel Richardson
In his time this was a populous mart, its people rich and proud, given to revelry, to drunkenness and dances.
"American Hero-Myths" by Daniel G. Brinton
The roadside public-houses were daily the scenes of drunken revelry.
"A Source Book Of Australian History" by Compiled by Gwendolen H. Swinburne
A wild night of drunken revelry followed his arrival.
"In the Days of Poor Richard" by Irving Bacheller
As years passed on it became also a time of much drunkenness and revelry.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
They were a drunken, noisy rabble, who disturbed the neighborhood with their yells and revelry.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
It was a revelry of drunken vandalism.
"Raemaekers' Cartoon History of the War, Volume 1" by Louis Raemaekers
As early as November 1914 they had had drunken revelries.
"Six Women and the Invasion" by Gabrielle Yerta
That night the toasting and singing, drunkenness and revelry of which the borough was the scene, kept him long waking.
"Chippinge Borough" by Stanley J. Weyman
Well did the Sultan need the strong diversion of the drunken revelry to drown the thoughts of what he knew to be transpiring at the hour.
"The Captain of the Janizaries" by James M. Ludlow
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In poetry:

Half-drunken yet from earthly revelries,
Would wipe with flower-wreathed hair Thy bleeding Feet,
Jostling about Thee but to stay the heat
Of pale parched lips in Thy cool chalices.
"Christ, For Whose Only Love I Keep" by Digby Mackworth Dolben

In news:

No Drunken Revelry in This Washington Post Column on Entertaining.
Sean "Diddy" Combs wants your drunken revelry on New Year's Eve to end safely.
For many, this is a celebration of drunken revelry.
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