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ardent spirits

plural noun
1.
strong alcoholic liquors made by distillation, as brandy, whiskey, or gin.
Origin of ardent spirits
1790-1800
First recorded in 1790-1800
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  • As much as is that of the former to the use of ardent spirits.

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  • I will take a man in health, and give him a glass of ardent spirits.

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  • But it is this moderate use of ardent spirits that produces all the excess.

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  • It is this temperate use of ardent spirits that must be discontinued.

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  • ardent spirits, like all other fluids, perpetually seek their level.

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  • He has not yet contracted the desire for ardent spirits; and how will he contract it?

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  • Your father might have been engaged in the traffic in ardent spirits.

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  • But on the plea of the dealer in ardent spirits, why should they have been withheld?

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  • Wherein does this plea differ from that of the trafficker in ardent spirits?

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  • He therefore, from that time, should furnish them with no ardent spirits.

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British Dictionary definitions for ardent spirits

ardent spirits

plural noun
1.
spirits, such as rum, whisky, etc
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