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Definition an addictive narcotic extracted from seed capsules of the opium poppy
  • Opium provided her only relief.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • "I don't want to get into the opium habit.'
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Anything... opium, hemp, somnar, lethettes... I've got to wake up, Duffy.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • It is the tiny amount of opium in paregoric that gives him some ease, or so he tells himself.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Whatever your name may be, young man— fine, I knew it, but have since forgotten—depravity lies not in cocaine, not in opium, not in vice as such.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • And each time she returned, she remained in her bedroom, sitting all day like a Buddha, smoking her opium, talking softly to herself.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • And in its sky was such a sun as no opium eater could have imagined in his wildest dreams.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • The opium taste of her mouth.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • I meant to swallow the tablets and drink the opium as soon as the Germans tried to open my door.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • Something stupefying like the fumes of opium seized her.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Such as are wrought on by these persuasions either starve themselves of their own accord, or take opium, and by that means die without pain.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • He was given opium and hypodermic injections of morphine, but this did not relieve him.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • I am glad to have drunk water so long, for the same reason that I prefer the natural sky to an opium-eater's heaven.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • They import raw opium in the sugar packets.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • If he found out about the opium, she could just blame it on the horrible headaches she'd been having lately.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • I administered opium, and for another I extracted a tooth.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • A day of it to the untried mind is like opium to the untried body.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • O, said he, you had better put in at Macao, where you may buy China wares as cheap as at Nanquin, and sell your opium at a greater advance.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • The doctor came and gave him opium.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • Some people said Miss Eckhart killed her mother with opium.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty

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