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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.
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.
He smelt the Prince's breath, and swore that it stank of a surfeit of undigested Martellian verses.
There was a feeling of luxury in the change, which none can know who have not had a surfeit of boundless plains.
This volume is most justly to be called a feast of nectared sweets where no crude surfeit reigns.
If they got a surfeit from cramming turtle down their noble throats, it would be in the papers!
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!

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pecuniaryadjective | [pi-kyoo-nee-er-ee ]SEE DEFINITION