Antonyms for drunk

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He's got a mother, but the ould woman's drunk most all the time.

If I'm left to myself to-night I'll get drunk and go out shooting tenants.

"The Queen" and "the President" were drunk with all the honors.

The forty are drunk, and the three are but indifferent sober.

Grace had eaten little and drunk nothing; but Howe was slightly stimulated.

If water is impure, it must be boiled and then aerated before it is drunk.

One of the soldiers dancing was so drunk that the girl could hardly hold him up.

On this occasion I got drunk, for the second time in my life.

Still I confess that liquor did all the mischief, as I had drunk just enough to make me careless.

Eli's been drunk some, bur his girls are really a good deal of help.

WORD ORIGIN

past participle of drink, used as an adjective from mid-14c. in sense "intoxicated." In various expressions, e.g. "drunk as a lord" (1891); Chaucer has "dronke ... as a Mous" (c.1386); and, from 1709, "as Drunk as a Wheelbarrow." Medieval folklore distinguished four successive stages of drunkenness, based on the animals they made men resemble: sheep, lion, ape, sow. Drunk driver first recorded 1948. Drunk-tank "jail cell for drunkards" attested by 1912, American English. The noun meaning "drunken person" is from 1852; earlier this would have been a drunkard.

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