Nikita, though an habitual drunkard
, was not drunk that day because since the last day before the fast, when he had drunk his coat and leather boots, he had sworn off drink and had kept his vow for two months, and was still keeping it despite the temptation of the vodka that had been drunk everywhere during the first two days of the feast.
The man of whom I speak was a low pantomime actor; and, like many people of his class, an habitual drunkard
The other phase of the death-road was that of the habitual drunkards
, who had a way of turning up their toes without apparent provocation.
The learned bishop had a cook who was a habitual drunkard
If a licensing authority is satisfied, after giving the holder of a driving licence an opportunity of being heard, that he is a habitual criminal or habitual drunkard
, it can disqualify the person from holding a driving licence," the law reads.
Cleveland was described as a habitual drunkard
and philanderer, and that he was being treated for a "malignant" disease.
A habitual drunkard
is someone who regularly imbibes alcohol and frequently becomes intoxicated.
Blyeth was an habitual drunkard
and constantly spent time in Kirkheaton's alehouses - sometimes for several days and nights in a row.
For moralists, who see debt as a vice, they'll be happy to know that it's illegal in Iowa to run a tab and for those who like to subcontract their moral authority to bar owners, in Texas, a person commits an offence if he knowingly sells an alcoholic beverage to an habitual drunkard
Under the 1902 Act, police could issue cards to ensure those convicted of being an habitual drunkard
were not served in pubs.
But he has now been classed as an habitual drunkard
, and excluded from all licensed premises.