be drunk

See: carouse
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As, in some cases of drunkenness, and in others of animal magnetism, there are two states of consciousness which never clash, but each of which pursues its separate course as though it were continuous instead of broken (thus, if I hide my watch when I am drunk, I must be drunk again before I can remember where), so Miss Twinkleton has two distinct and separate phases of being.
I just told her plainly that currant wine wasn't meant to be drunk three tumblerfuls at a time and that if a child I had to do with was so greedy I'd sober her up with a right good spanking.
Lindsey adds: "If I am drinking lager I can have about seven and wouldn't be drunk.
37] If a saloon goer, who might well have been drinking heavily himself, involved himself in the business of a man he perceived to be drunk, he ran the risk of being labeled unable to "mind his own business" himself.
42] They pointed out that a man could pretend to be drunk when sober, or could seem "duly sober" even while drunk, and that each person behaved differently when drunk.
Friends whom I considered to be drunks were now calling me one.