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They do not wear gloves, nor are they addicted to scent on their pocket-handkerchiefs.

In politics one afflicted with self-respect and addicted to the vice of independence.

He was remarkably truthful, and was neither dissipated nor addicted to drink.

He was so 'addicted to lying that his parents could not distinguish when he was speaking the truth.

To the use of lots and auguries, they are addicted beyond all other nations.

They are the masons of the mind, a race of builders, addicted to a workmanship of their own.

I can remember no time in my life when I was not addicted to the study of humanity.

Dryden and Congreve, however, appear to have been addicted to the pleasant pastime.

I have already given a hint that I was also addicted to the angle.

It was natural that his little Eleanor should be capricious and variable and addicted to moods.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "delivered over" by judicial sentence; past participle adjective from addict (v.). Modern sense of "dependent" is short for self-addicted "to give over or award (oneself) to someone or some practice" (1560s; exact phrase from c.1600); specialization to narcotics dependency is from c.1910.

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