, from the Greek words for "thirst" and "madness," gained popular usage in the mid-nineteenth century to describe those who drank with a seeming inability to stop.
10) Where Anna's copy of Nana associates kleptomania and dipsomania
with perverse sexuality, Voyage presents a pathetic youngster who drinks because the food and clothing she needs are offered only on humiliating terms.
El agua siempre fue y es mi unica bebida y los desplantes y los desequilibrios de la dipsomania
me producen invencible repugnancia>> (MEM, pp.
asks Sparrow), and a romanticized Buddhism ("Transcending the ego," Tom Savage observes of Kerouac's dipsomania
, "was not intended to mean destroying its container").
The 1880 census obligingly followed the march of science by listing no fewer than seven categories of dementia: mania, melancholia, monomania, paresis, dementia (again), dipsomania
, and epilepsy.
She also had a tendency to dipsomania
, and as was to be expected (my parents were good bourgeois), they opposed the relationship.
12) By rehearsing this outcome, which the conclusion proves wrong, s/he reiterates prevailing middle-class assumptions about laborers--namely, that most if not all eventually succumbed to (or indulged in) dipsomania
became violent, and his long-suffering wife left him.
On the positive side, however, Mark Bernier captures Leopold's gone-to-seed dipsomania
, while Tim Marks's second chap suggests the dangerous amiability of a latter-day "honest lago.
I would hate to see a new myth of Peirce the Druggie Genius replace the false charges of dipsomania
that followed him in his lifetime.
Originally a lawyer, Jason III drifts toward dipsomania
and spends his time reading and writing satiric Latin verses.
This group included not only "those who have dipsomania
, insanity, epilepsy [and] feeblemindedness" but also the syphilitic and tubercular.