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They drank till from very surfeit they fell down stricken; and three hundred died, slain by the element of life.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
Then the wild beasts hid in the thickets made of them a prey, and they who escaped this evil, perished from the poison of surfeit.
HEBRAIC LITERATURE; TRANSLATIONS FROM THE TALMUD, MIDRASHIM AND KABBALAVARIOUS
She would have preferred open, antagonistic originality, but she got a surfeit of clear, mirror-like peace.
THE BUTTERFLY HOUSEMARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN
People were no longer sickened by sloth and surfeit, or deformed and depleted by overwork and famine.
A TRAVELER FROM ALTRURIA: ROMANCEWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
He smelt the Prince's breath, and swore that it stank of a surfeit of undigested Martellian verses.
THE MEMOIRS OF COUNT CARLO GOZZI; VOLUME THE FIRSTCOUNT CARLO GOZZI
There was a feeling of luxury in the change, which none can know who have not had a surfeit of boundless plains.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 14, NO. 81, JULY, 1864VARIOUS
This volume is most justly to be called a feast of nectared sweets where no crude surfeit reigns.
LETTERS FROM THE ALLEGHANY MOUNTAINSCHARLES LANMAN
If they got a surfeit from cramming turtle down their noble throats, it would be in the papers!
BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY, VOLUME IIVARIOUS
Of course, Claire was a very sweet girl, but it was so easy to have a surfeit of sweets.
PEGGY RAYMOND'S VACATIONHARRIET L. (HARRIET LUMMIS) SMITH
Having failed in the attempt he escaped to Italy, where in 1716 he died from a surfeit of figs!
MAKERS OF BRITISH BOTANY; A COLLECTION OF BIOGRAPHIES BY LIVING BOTANISTSVARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SURFEIT

  • beset
  • besiege
  • crowd
  • drench
  • drown
  • engulf
  • inundate
  • overcrowd
  • overflow
  • overload
  • satiate
  • saturate
  • sink
  • snow
  • submerge
  • submerse
  • surfeit
  • swallow up
  • upset
  • wash
  • waterlog
  • whelm
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