The spurious prudence, making the senses final, is the god of sots and cowards, and is the subject of all comedy.
Sech sights as I see yesterday is 'nuff to unsettle anybody as sots dar heart on de tings ob dis worl'.
In approbation also of this fashion the mathematicians allow the very same horoscope to princes and to sots.
The intellectual man requires a fine bait; the sots are easily amused.
Have we not the playhouse, its paste diamonds, its paste feelings, and the loud applause of fops and sots—hearts?
There is very nearly an absolute certainty of success in the method for making clowns, sots, vagabonds, and ruffians.
There was among them an unusually large proportion of sots, braggarts, and babblers; and Crone was one of these.
Anyway, even if you were not so generous in your pay, I have no likings for such passengers who know better but act like sots.
They drank over and sang louder and louder, they turned about as tops, and uttered and muttered as sots.
But though they dare venture upon hell itself, the sots dare not venture upon the serious thoughts of it!
late Old English sott "stupid person, fool," from Old French sot, from Gallo-Romance *sott- (cf. Medieval Latin sottus, c.800), of uncertain origin, with cognates from Portugal to Germany. Surviving meaning "one who is stupefied with drink" first recorded 1590s. As a verb, it is attested from c.1200, but usually besot.