His people, half-mad with excitement and debauch
, needed only a cry from him to have closed like magic round these insolent intruders.
These appearances would in themselves have furnished a pretty strong clue to the extent of the debauch
of the previous night, even if there had not been other indications of the amusements in which it had been passed.
If such corrupter, therefore, should have the impudence to pretend a real affection for her, ought not the woman to regard him not only as an enemy, but as the worst of all enemies, a false, designing, treacherous, pretended friend, who intends not only to debauch
her body, but her understanding at the same time?
The habit was analogous to a debauch
, an outlet, though the worst of outlets, for instincts that would not be denied.
The cause of it all, as near as I could make out, was that the man, who was mate, had gone on a debauch
before leaving San Francisco, and then had the poor taste to die at the beginning of the voyage and leave Wolf Larsen short-handed.
To see a human being suffer is to him a debauch
At the passage which I have marked, you will find that when De Quincey had committed what he calls "a debauch
of opium," he either went to the gallery at the Opera to enjoy the music, or he wandered about the London markets on Saturday night, and interested himself in observing all the little shifts and bargainings of the poor in providing their Sunday's dinner.
It informs the declarations of her statesmen, the theories of her revolutionists, and the mystic vaticinations of prophets to the point of making freedom look like a form of debauch
, and the Christian virtues themselves appear actually indecent.