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The Opium trade, perhaps beneficially, brought matters to a crisis.

The effect was like that of opium, and gave the user visions.

For every box of opium sold, the mate got a china dollar as a perquisite.

The purchaser then brought, or sent, an order on board the ship, for the delivery of the opium.

The opium that I had taken in my potion made my head rather heavy.

And yet the legitimate importation of opium does not increase.

"The harp of Quantock" was silenced for ever by the torment of opium.

He sent six cases of opium to me for safe keeping but has not left his house.

It was the same with opium: its use was absolutely prohibited.

Of what has been accomplished with reference to opium I have already written at length.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin opium, from Greek opion "poppy juice, poppy," diminutive of opos "vegetable juice."

The British Opium War against China lasted from 1839-42; the name is attested from 1841.

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