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  • Inside the Hole were the usual collection of inebriated men bent over foamy pint glasses and the battered tables and dingy decor I’d come to know as my home away from home.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The man pressed ahead with the dogged persistence of the inebriated.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Up close the colonel was more inebriated than I had surmised, his sleepy eyes opaque.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • He managed to get the driver of the train drunk as well and was finishing a bottle of gin every hour walking up and down the carriages almost naked, but keeping his shoes on this time and hitting the state of inebriation during which he would start rattling off wonderful limericks—thus keeping the passengers amused.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family

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  • One called inebriated.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • All the way down, the thought that John might still be in the house, inebriated and feeling his Schlitz, caused me a great deal of anxiety.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • She had scarcely spoken the words when he reached across her and switched it on just an instant before the Philadelphia Orchestra, with its murmurous strings, hesitant at first then jubilantly swelling, commenced that inebriate psalm to the flowering globe.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It was teeming with inebriated ants.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • In my inebriated and stoned ego-busted state, any girl would have felt good to me.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • There are people everywhere, and most of them are inebriated by noon.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent

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  • Jones too was dead — he had died in an inebriates’ home in another part of the country.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • "When your mother arrived," he says in a confidential tone, "she was quite inebriated …. You don’t seem surprised."
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • To a self-possessed young man inebriated with the unfolding drama of his own life, all of this held enormous appeal.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • There was something inebriating in the suppleness of this feat.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • If the worst of what she left on Earth was a legacy of inebriated support, it was a good legacy in my book.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • The anticipation of exploring her bodily treasures was inebriating.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • "Oh, no, you don’t," said the man, his voice thick with inebriated indignation.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • There is, in fact, in the matter of inebriety, white magic and black magic; wine is only white magic.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • As Saphira became increasingly inebriated, her emotions and thoughts washed through Eragon with more and more force.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The many people and the diverse wounds had so inebriated mine eyes that they were fain to stay for weeping.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • As she thought less of his inebriety, she thought more of his inconstancy and presumption; and with fewer struggles for politeness, replied, "It is impossible for me to doubt any longer.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • He broke out the bottles of bourbon he had managed to buy on his four-day weekly circuits with the courier plane and laughed, sang, shuffled and shouted in a festival of inebriated ecstasy until he could no longer keep awake and receded peacefully into slumber.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The cup that cheers but not inebriates, as the old saying has it.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • An hour later, with Cobra completely inebriated, Andrea headed to the bathroom.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • But Clara talking, Clara telling a slender tale of a hatpin and an inebriated man and herself….
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Shouldn’t I feel inebriated?
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • One afternoon, Mr Charles to his shame and regret had allowed himself to become inebriated in the company of two fellow guests - gentlemen I shall merely call Mr Smith and Mr Jones since they are likely to be still remembered in certain circles.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • Mike allowed the inebriated grin to stay on his face.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Her long dishevelled grey hair flew back from her uncovered head; the inebriating delight of gratified vengeance contended in her eyes with the fire of insanity; and she brandished the distaff which she held in her hand, as if she had been one of the Fatal Sisters, who spin and abridge the thread of human life.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Those who believe in the hereditary nature of insanity might take some comfort in the fact that her father was an inebriate, and possibly an arsonist as well; but despite several theories to the contrary, I am far from being convinced that such tendencies are necessarily inherited.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • …was a liveliness which at first was astonishing, and then became almost painful; for he talked and laughed so loud as to bring scores of listeners round the box, much to the confusion of the innocent party within it; and, volunteering to sing a song (which he did in that maudlin high key peculiar to gentlemen in an inebriated state), he almost drew away the audience who were gathered round the musicians in the gilt scollop-shell, and received from his hearers a great deal of applause.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Mine host Gil O’Hearn had as usual done himself proud and those assembled feasted on such an assemblage of plates as could be rivaled nowhere west of New York, if there, and washed down the plenteous feed with the cup which inspired but did not inebriate in the shape of cider from the farm of Chandler Mott, president of the board and who acted as witty and efficient chairman.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • As there was no performance that night, Mr Crummles declared his intention of keeping it up till everything to drink was disposed of; but Nicholas having to play Romeo for the first time on the ensuing evening, contrived to slip away in the midst of a temporary confusion, occasioned by the unexpected development of strong symptoms of inebriety in the conduct of Mrs Grudden.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Drusus took the inebriate in his arms.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Except the bullfighting inebriate there is only one person in the company who looks more than, say, thirty-three.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • But when I squatted down beside him, a strong stench of alcohol and urine hit me, and when he began to talk, it was clear he was inebriated.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • After I asked for Patsy more than a dozen times, an inebriated voice screamed back that she wasn’t there, before dropping the phone.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • He was a man who would have made a success of life a century and a half ago when conversation was a passport to good company and inebriety no bar.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Booth fires his last shot, slides the Deringer into his pocket, and storms out the door, only to once again find the streets full of inebriated revelers.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Men from Cemex, Vitro, Vidriera, Fundidora and American Smelting were all in various stages of inebriation.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • But even an inebriated Ghosh could counsel Stone that what he was about to do was not the act of an expedient surgeon but an idiotic one, and that his decision was wrong, his logic illogical.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Rodney often visited the Lookilu to make sure that no one would try to drive while inebriated, and pretty much everyone who spent any time there knew there was a chance that he’d be dropping in sometime during the night.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • Richard at that instant thrusting a mug before him, his features changed to the grin of idiocy, and seizing the vessel with both hands, he sank backward on the bench and drank until satiated, when he made an effort to lay aside the mug with the helplessness of total inebriety.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • He stood there, smiling and observing the cousins, particularly Hans Castorp, and the delicate line at one corner of his mouth, the mocking curl of the lip just below where his full moustache swept handsomely upward, had a peculiar effect— somehow it exhorted one to be alert and clearheaded, and in a flash so sobered the inebriated Hans Castorp that he felt ashamed of himself.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Effie gives a little wave to two Capitol attendants who have an inebriated Haymitch propped up between them.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • To rise thither with my inebriate soul!
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Cesar was detained by several policemen as one of them searched for a witness who wasn’t too inebriated or tight-lipped to help.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Lonely and drenched to the bone, Cesar realized that the closest friend he could think of in the whole world was an inebriated lieutenant commander whose name he didn’t even know.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • His new vice president, Andrew Johnson, has just delivered a red-faced, drunken, twenty-minute ramble vilifying the South that has left the crowd squirming, embarrassed by Johnson’s inebriation.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • The woman is inebriated.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
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