excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures; intemperance.
Archaic. seduction from duty, allegiance, or virtue.
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How to use debauchery in a sentence
They woke up with missing tracks after a night of debauchery in the desert, reminded us to never send emails after recreational drug use, and kept it real about how things can change when your homegirl becomes a whole parent.It’s Finna Be Like Hella Over, Okay?! Revisit Our 11 Favorite Insecure Episodes Before The Season 5 Premiere | Rivea Ruff | October 24, 2021 | Essence.com
The life of a pirate is a life of freedom, danger, and debauchery that make for perfect entertainment.15 Best Swashbuckling Pirate Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes | email@example.com (Unknown) | October 7, 2021 | TechCrunch
In Millet’s latest novel, a group of children have been thrown together at a vacation home rented by their parents, where the adults are too wrapped up in their own hedonism and debauchery to do much parenting at all.20 Essential Works of Climate Fiction for Your Reading List | smurguia | October 5, 2021 | Outside Online
There are parties to attend, fights to be had, a summer which promises debauchery and bacchanalian excess.
I’ll take gratuitous debauchery over gratuitous gore, of which there is also plenty here, any day.Joss Whedon's Confusing, Overcrowded The Nevers Indulges in the Laziest Habits of TV's Dickens Obsession | Judy Berman | April 9, 2021 | Time
They were found guilty of practicing habitual debauchery and inciting others to sexual deviance because of the footage.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays | Bel Trew | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She was not impressed by the drunken debauchery at the election-return party.The Most Random Old TV Stars to Appear on ‘Mad Men’ | Kevin Fallon | May 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As for pictures of this controlled debauchery, no such luck.
The emperor Nero—known for his debauchery apparently collected the things.Spain’s New ‘Holy Grail’: Jesus Couldn’t Afford That Kind of Bling | Candida Moss | April 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But only in recent years have athletes begun to divulge lurid details of Olympic sexcapades and debauchery.
All this was set down to the debauchery of a rich old man, and everything was believed except the truth.Camille (La Dame aux Camilias) | Alexandre Dumas, fils
The man was perfectly sincere, and many a rough fellow owed his conversion from drink and debauchery to 'Appy 'Arry.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Futteh Khan, in fact, governed the kingdom under the designation of vizier, while Mahmood abandoned himself to debauchery.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
In his early years he dissipated almost all his patrimony in libertinism and debauchery.Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8 | Various
She said that she had been persecuted by John Bates, then sinking into debauchery, and that your brother had protected her.Basil Everman | Elsie Singmaster