ardent spirits

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Synonyms for ardent spirits

strong distilled liquor or brandy

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The men of four companies in the 4th Artillery at Fort McHenry, Maryland, for example, took temperance pledges in 1830 and in a joint resolution stated that the use of ardent spirits in the army was "an evil of the greatest magnitude; that a constant use of it tends to vitiate the appetite and demoralize the character of the soldier .
46) General Macomb's reaction to the House resolution was to regulate, not abolish, the use of ardent spirits, reflecting the original position taken by the American Temperance Society.
No nation is drunken where wine is cheap; and none sober, where the dearness of wine substitutes ardent spirits as the common beverage," he informed the director of the city's historic Jardin des Plantes, who entertained him on his overnight visit.
The classic statement on the subject was An Inquiry Into the Effects of Ardent Spirits on the Human Mind and Body (1784), by Benjamin Rush of Philadelphia.
com; Dale Degroff, President, Dale Degroff Company, New York; Janet Dyer, Sales Manager, Adventures in Wine, San Francisco; Michael Feil, General Manager and wine buyer, Lake Merced Golf & Country Club, San Francisco; Doug Frost, MS and MW, wine and spirits writer, Kansas City Star; Mendel Kohn, wine and spirits consultant, MOK Consulting, San Francisco; Ken McDonald, retailer and wine buyer, Friendly Spirits, San Francisco; Tim McDonald, Director of Trade Public Relations, Trinchero Family Estates, Napa; Steve Olson, educator and consultant, Libations, New York and Gary Regan, journalist and author, Ardent Spirits, New York.
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Her natural temper was the reverse of his own, mild and inoffensive; and she is said to have done her best in her family that circumstances permitted, until a short time before her death, when bodily infirmities, or some other cause led her to use ardent spirits too freely.
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Noting that liquor had been kept in the guard room "for the purpose of trade among the officers," the warden ordered an end to the practice "in order to discourage the bad habit and evil tendency of a too frequent use of ardent spirits, by having it constantly at hand & in view, as well as to prevent all possible opportunities for the convicts obtaining at any time so dangerous an article.
The arch enemy of mankind smiled when some cunning agent taught him how to use ardent spirits.