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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Opium-eater one who makes a habitual use of opium
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. opion, dim. from opos, sap.


In literature:

The story of her infatuation reads like the distempered dream of an opium-eater.
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe
"Elements of Agricultural Chemistry" by Thomas Anderson
Affliction of childhood, the, by the English Opium-Eater, 274.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 356, June, 1845" by Various
But there came a shock; one which awoke me from a trance like that of the Opium-eater.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, June 1844" by Various
He was weak, certainly, and his appetite failed; but opium-eaters are not strong nor hungry.
"Emily Brontë" by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
To be a true collector is to be as the opium eater: you keep getting in deeper and deeper, careless that the way back closes.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
There is always some hope of reform for a drunkard, but for an opium-eater, never.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
"Life of Charles Darwin" by G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany
His bony hands trembled incessantly, and his face had the chalky pastiness native to the opium eater.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
In walks the wife with what looks to me like a opium-eater's dream and a Fifth Avenue evenin' gown model combined.
"Alex the Great" by H. C. Witwer
If I say that all men in China are opium-eaters, I say something interesting, because my subject (all men) is general.
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin
It is from this sad class more than any other that the vast army of drunkards and opium-eaters is recruited.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 89, March, 1865" by Various
Confessions of an Opium Eater.
"The Lamplighter" by Maria S. Cummins
Surely, if he had been a drunkard or an opium-eater, he might have contrived to weather the point of sixty years.
"Methods of Authors" by Hugo Erichsen
I afterwards learnt that the Chinaman had been an opium eater; and that he had secretly squandered some gold, in which his mates owned shares.
"Lost Lenore" by Charles Beach
DeQuincey's Confessions of an opium eater are nothing to it.
"The Impending Crisis of the South" by Hinton Rowan Helper
Like an opium eater, he falls into a siesta, whilst the Punkah is moving incessantly.
"The Hindoos as they Are" by Shib Chunder Bose
Miss Robinson asserts that Branwell was an opium-eater 'of twenty,' in addition to the other baneful habits she ascribes to him.
"The Brontë Family, Vol. 1 of 2" by Francis A. Leyland
Who does not mourn over the folly of the drunkard, the opium eater, and the suicide?
"Practical Religion" by John Charles Ryle
Here appeared the first American edition of "The Opium Eater" and of Tennyson's poems.
"Literary Shrines" by Theodore F. Wolfe

In news:

Confessions of an Opium Eater.
The English Opium Eater A Biography of Thomas De Quincey Robert Morrison Weidenfeld & Nicholson, $37.99, 462 pp.