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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • Lord Henry elevated his eyebrows, and looked at him in amazement through the thin blue wreaths of smoke that curled up in such fanciful whorls from his heavy opium-tainted cigarette.
  • There were opium-dens, where one could buy oblivion, dens of horror where the memory of old sins could be destroyed by the madness of sins that were new.
  • The hideous hunger for opium began to gnaw at him.
  • As Dorian hurried up its three rickety steps, the heavy odour of opium met him.

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  • Sometimes it looked like a French bordello, or a Victorian opium den, or the inside of a spaceship.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • There was relief all around, but soon the thread had been overtaken by a multi-participant debate about the efficacy of that war, U.S. foreign policy in general, whether or not we won in Vietnam or Grenada or even WWI, and the ability of the Afghans to self-govern, and the opium trade financing the insurgents, and the possibility of legalization of any and all illicit drugs in America and Europe.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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