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He was a gambler and this talk was like the taste of drugs to an addict.

He decided that she must be an addict of some drug, perhaps like the black lotus of Xuthal.

Having this in view, one must addict one's self to speaking the truth.

He's a man dressed in a weird outfit out of an addict's nightmare and appears to be the boss of this crew of rugged campers.

From their infancy they addict themselves to exercises best calculated to increase the strength and suppleness of their limbs.

If we addict ourselves to the vices of the age, can we warn the people against them with any hope of success?

And it is a very risky thing for a woman to marry an addict with the idea of reforming him.

An addict is able to review his entire past life or plan an elaborate crime between two heartbeats.

Nor is he allowed to prescribe narcotics for an addict without decreasing the dosage.

The Cure was a brief hell, but it was fair payment for having had his fun, and if the addict had any guts he would face it.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s (implied in addicted), from Latin addictus, past participle of addicere "to deliver, award, yield; give assent, make over, sell," figuratively "to devote, consecrate; sacrifice, sell out, betray" from ad- "to" (see ad-) + dicere "say, declare" (see diction), but also "adjudge, allot." Earlier in English as an adjective, "delivered, devoted" (1520s). Related: Addicted; addicting.

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