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debauchery


I relaxed and enjoyed the evening without slipping into the surrounding debauchery.
  excessive drinking, casual sex, and/or drug abuse while partying — possibly for an evening, but often implying a wasteful, decadent life
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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.
  • I plan on maintaining a general level of debauchery all weekend.
  • It is one of the bitterest apportionments of a lot of slavery, that the negro, sympathetic and assimilative, after acquiring, in a refined family, the tastes and feelings which form the atmosphere of such a place, is not the less liable to become the bond-slave of the coarsest and most brutal,—just as a chair or table, which once decorated the superb saloon, comes, at last, battered and defaced, to the barroom of some filthy tavern, or some low haunt of vulgar debauchery.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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  • Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.
    Ephesians 5:18 (NIV)
  • Mere debauchery did not matter very much, so long as it was furtive and joyless and only involved the women of a submerged and despised class.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • ...he had associated with the most horrible people, and rushed into the most senseless debauchery.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • ...but you will admit that debauchery, drunkenness, and the captain’s widow, all these together may lead him very far.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • When reason returned with the morning—when I had slept off the fumes of the night’s debauch—I experienced a sentiment half of horror, half of remorse, for the crime of which I had been guilty; but it was, at best, a feeble and equivocal feeling, and the soul remained untouched.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • And so the developments became havens of debauchery.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure

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  • What debauchery.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • You won’t have any problem finding some girl willing to accompany you on the road back to soulless debauchery."
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • The scene in the study, where Ian and Jamie had taken refuge, strongly resembled a premature celebratory debauch.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • He felt attended to, as if the sky and sun would cleanse him, might wash away last night’s debauchery.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • No one in Kabul considered me a pioneer of anything but bad taste, debauchery, and immoral character.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • It suits you so badly—all this debauchery, dissipation, and the rest of it!
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • And then because of his memories and his shame, he was glad when others joined them, men and women; and they had more drink and spent the night in wild rioting and debauchery.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • The very prospect of beer which my expected coming had opened to him had proved too much, and he had begun too early on his expected debauch.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I tried dissipation — never debauchery: that I hated, and hate.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • She would have been perfect for Yossarian, a debauched, coarse, vulgar, amoral, appetizing slattern whom he had longed for and idolized for months.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • You were still fast asleep, and I did not know what to do with myself; I was still stupid from our yesterday’s debauch.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • You make the public statement that calls for his trade, that debauches and depraves him, till he feels no shame in it; and in what are you better than he?
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • This bit of forest might have appeared to an ethereal wanderer as a scene of the result of some frightful debauch.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • I break down in the confessional and sob like a baby, telling the priest about my parents, my night of debauchery, and my adulterous thoughts.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • But he is not going to be done out of his debauch of Unselfishness either.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • You cannot imagine what a debauch they were engaged in.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • We took the 4x4s, drove to the site of Ethan’s and my debauchery, set off on foot in the direction of the mountain lion’s hasty departure.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • However, he did try to resist complete debauchery, for he was conscious of the duties that awaited them the following day and he wanted to have a clear head.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • His zest in debauchery might wane, but never Mrs. Cutter’s belief in it.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • The next thing to be refrained, is obscene discourse, which is the language only of proficients in debauchery, who never repent, but in a gaol or hospital; and whose carcases relish no better than their discourse, till the body becomes too nasty for the soul to stay any longer in it.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • The tabloids took joy in documenting Zachary’s spoiled life of debauchery.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Allowing for my learned friend’s appearance being careless and slovenly if not debauched, they were sufficiently like each other to surprise, not only the witness, but everybody present, when they were thus brought into comparison.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • He’s been on a debauch!
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Horrible, debauched, mouth limp and cracked, loose against the teeth as an ancient dog’s.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • Finally, it was said, a thing quite horrible in a boy of sixteen, that his debauchery often extended as far as the Rue de Glatigny.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • These rogues, whom I had picked up, debauched my other men, and they all formed a conspiracy to seize the ship, and secure me; which they did one morning, rushing into my cabin, and binding me hand and foot, threatening to throw me overboard, if I offered to stir.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • The peasants have vodka, the educated young people, shut out from activity, waste themselves in impossible dreams and visions and are crippled by theories; Jews have sprung up and are amassing money, and all the rest give themselves up to debauchery.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • This man squandered the fortune he had received, and sought to retrieve his affairs by a second marriage; but, having retired after a night of drunken debauch, he was found dead in the morning.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • His vices are many, but he has not abandoned himself to debauchery; that much the Varden’s spies have determined.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • " ’Gad, what a debauched Corydon!" said my lord—"what a mouth for a pipe!"
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • A fiendish libertine from his earliest years this stinking goat of Mendes gave precocious signs of infantile debauchery, recalling the cities of the plain, with a dissolute granddam.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He had lived a life of noisy debauch, full of duels, bets, elopements; he had squandered his fortune and frightened all his family.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • It was not the fact that a slave woman was being sold away from the house where she had had protection and kindness and away from the arms of her husband into debauchery.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • A short time later Fernanda heard the fireworks of the debauch and the unmistakable accordion of Aureliano Segundo from the direction of Petra Cotes’s place.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Simon tries to imagine what sort of debauch he’s been on, and how long it has lasted.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • When she was quite old and alone, two sons and three daughters argued over who would have the pleasure of taking her to live with them, but she could not think of a better place to live than that hotel of her youthful debaucheries.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Myra pictured an all-night tobacco debauch, with Amory pale and reeling from the effect of nicotined lungs.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • His mind and spirit shattered, Houston had abandoned civilization for the Cherokees, drunken debauchery and political and personal exile.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • One evening when he was recovering from a long debauch the stranger came reeling along the main street of the town.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • The whole town is echoing with his debaucheries.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
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