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inebriety

[in-i-brahy-i-tee]
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noun
  1. drunkenness; intoxication.
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Origin of inebriety

1780–90; in-2 + obsolete ebriety < Latin ēbrietās, equivalent to ēbri(us) drunk + -etās, variant of -itās -ity
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  • It was thus that for years he had dealt with his brother-in-laws' inebriety.

    The Combined Maze

    May Sinclair

  • Some are still in a state of inebriety, and stagger as they stray about the decks.

  • He believes that we do not sufficiently study the origin of inebriety.

    The Criminal

    Havelock Ellis

  • It was while in a state of inebriety that the prowler met Joe.

    The Court of Cacus

    Alexander Leighton

  • It was called 'Inebriety,' and was an unblushing imitation of Pope.

    Hours in a Library

    Leslie Stephen