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It is bad enough as it is,—a drunkard for a father, and we nothing more than beggars!

I am like the drunkard who admires a temperate life, yet can't pass a ginshop.

He couldn't have had a very good time; his father was a drunkard.

“Sure sign of a drunkard,” he returned wisely, in a similar undertone.

Charlie was not only a drunkard still, but the “crook” he was supposed to be.

That was what distinguished him from the drunkard and the drug-taker.

There are those who claim that he was unjust to Cooke, making him more of a drunkard than he really was.

Now and again they stepped off the pavement to leave room for some drunkard who had fallen there.

A good worker like him, not a loafer or a drunkard, he could have understood in that case.

Just then Coupeau stood up to make the drunkard's sign of the cross.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, droncarde, but probably older (attested from late 13c. as a surname, Druncard), from Middle English dronken, participial adjective from drunk (q.v.), + -ard.

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