Drunkard

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Drunkard

One who habitually engages in the overindulgence of alcohol.

In order for an individual to be labeled a drunkard, drunkenness must be habitual or must recur on a constant basis. A person who regularly drinks heavily but is sometimes not under the influence of alcohol would be considered a drunkard, whereas a person who occasionally gets drunk would not. The test is the question of whether or not excessive drinking has become a frequent behavior pattern for a particular person.

References in classic literature ?
It was what he had looked for, yet it shocked him; and he marvelled that so rough an impact should not have kicked a groan out of the drunkard.
Behind the table lay the drunkard, still unaroused, only one foot visible to John.
It was not Alan who lay there, but a man well up in years, of stern countenance and iron-grey locks; and it was no drunkard, for the body lay in a black pool of blood, and the open eyes stared upon the ceiling.
It was the usual thing - the disappointment of the baffled drunkard - a little more terrible in his case perhaps because of the remnants of refinement still to be traced in his well-shaped features.
They--that is, Vronsky-- had a trainer, an Englishman, first-rate in his own line, but a drunkard.
according to what your worships say) I wish he may not call me drunkard too.
Believe me," said Sancho, "the Sancho and the Don Quixote of this history must be different persons from those that appear in the one Cide Hamete Benengeli wrote, who are ourselves; my master valiant, wise, and true in love, and I simple, droll, and neither glutton nor drunkard.
75 kg charas and 4,758 litres liquor from them besides unearthing one distillery and nabbing 12 drunkards during this period.
We were compelled to take this decision irritated at frequent raids by police at our village looking for drunkards," Bolar Chaudhary, deputy head of the village council said Monday.
If the reports are to be believed, the officers spent much of their time arresting public drunkards -- more than 1,600 of them that year alone.
Let's blame the translation for the drunkards bit, considering what laws drunkards make is up for speculation.
stacked together, And all the drunkards are thrown out.