partially intoxicated with alcohol
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How to use half-drunk in a sentence
It was reminiscent of the old days of backroom politics and half-drunk reporters swaying against their typewriters.
half-drunk and short on sleep, I asked what she meant, and she said, “Just wait and see.”How I’ll End the War: The Trip Over to Afghanistan | Nick Willard | April 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The fact is, Jenny, when Tom Yates gets half drunk he develops sagacity more than human.It Is Never Too Late to Mend | Charles Reade
From there I went to the billiard-room, and observed a young man of fashion trying to play billiards when he was half drunk.The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society | Upton Sinclair
But I was more than half drunk wid pure joy, an' that canteen beer was so much whisky to me.Soldier Stories | Rudyard Kipling