"state or habit of being intoxicated," 1580s, from French ébriété, from Latin ebrietatem (nominative ebrietas) "drunknenness," from ebrius "drunk, full, sated with drink," of unknown origin. The opposite of sobriety. Related: Ebrious.
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Historical Examples of ebriety
For those who died of the varioloid, were spared the death of ebriety.The Indian in his Wigwam
Henry R. Schoolcraft
This is a libel on the brutes, for the vice of ebriety is perfectly human.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)
Need I point out the change that ebriety produces in the moral and social affections?Select Temperance Tracts
American Tract Society
It also affirms that ebriety resulting from beer is more hurtful than that produced by wine.Odd Bits of History
Henry W. Wolff
It should be added, what Mr Holmes tells us on good authority, that the vice of ebriety was not among Mozart's failings.