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Definition having fun with others in a noisy manner while drinking alcohol
  • They were out carousing last night.
carousing = having fun in a noisy manner while drinking alcohol
  • night, as he was carousing among drunken companions, a letter was put into his hand.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Faith, sir, we were carousing till the second cock;
    Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • As the night went on, there was drinking and carousing.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • carousing = having fun with others in a noisy manner while drinking alcohol
  • — Here, Hamlet, take my napkin, rub thy brows: The queen carouses to thy fortune, Hamlet.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • After work Papi and Chuito caroused in the bars on Smith and Elm Streets and every few nights Papi stayed over in Perth Amboy.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • My friends, in bygone days, in those amiable days of yore, people married wisely; they had a good contract, and then they had a good carouse.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I'm sure he had quite a nice cultured mind, when he wasn't carousing around.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • The next Legree heard of his mother was, when, one night, as he was carousing among drunken companions, a letter was put into his hand.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Respectable citizens of the town were awakened in the early dawn by rowdies carousing in the streets.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • The last faded sobriety of a violent midnight carouser who had loved the boys of three generations roughly, and made some of them into gunslingers.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Descending from the tree, Eragon wandered the shadows of Ellesmera and observed the elves carousing in the fever of the night.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • One was the great fire on shore, by which the defeated pirates lay carousing in the swamp.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • At the same time he was more of a carouser and spendthrift than ever.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • As the chief of police [in Emporia] said, they go home at night and go to bed rather than carouse around town.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • I guessed he was feeling the aftereffects of our night's carousing too.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Then we cockbirds will have a jolly carouse to ourselves!
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • See, here, a rope of pearl; and each, more orient Than that the brave Egyptian queen caroused: Dissolve and drink them.
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • He let them go carouse, keeping just the boys, to help him hold the herd.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • THE ANIMALS Carousing, to-day!
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust

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