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debauchery
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • ’An expensive place, I dare say,’ thought Nicholas; ’but a pint of wine and a biscuit are no great debauch wherever they are had.
  • These appearances would in themselves have furnished a pretty strong clue to the extent of the debauch of the previous night, even if there had not been other indications of the amusements in which it had been passed.
  • He had found that among muffin-sellers there existed drunkenness, debauchery, and profligacy, which he attributed to the debasing nature of their employment as at present exercised; he had found the same vices among the poorer class of people who ought to be muffin consumers; and this he attributed to the despair engendered by their being placed beyond the reach of that nutritious article, which drove them to seek a false stimulant in intoxicating liquors.
  • The debauchery gained its height; glasses were dashed upon the floor by hands that could not carry them to lips; oaths were shouted out by lips which could scarcely form the words to vent them in; drunken losers cursed and roared; some mounted on the tables, waving bottles above their heads and bidding defiance to the rest; some danced, some sang, some tore the cards and raved.

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  • I relaxed and enjoyed the evening without slipping into the surrounding debauchery.
  • Alas. Debauchery led to drunkenness which led to ruin.

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