What does the word alcoholic mean?

Usage examples for alcoholic

  1. And besides, who has the right to cast a stone at a man for snatching a little jollity when he may, be it alcoholic or not? – A Poor Man's House by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  2. Here is an extreme example that I have read of what one such reformer taught: 'If a single drop of alcoholic liquor should fall into a well one hundred and fifty feet deep, and if the well should afterwards be filled up and grass grow over it, and a sheep should eat of the grass, then my followers must not partake of that mutton. – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  3. Arnold is an incurable alcoholic, she said; Dr. Rivedal has pronounced him hopeless. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield

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