Ardent spirits



strong alcoholic liquors made by distillation, as brandy, whiskey, or gin.
Historical Examples

Do you say that ardent spirits, as they are commonly drank, do not produce these effects except in a very slight degree?
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He therefore, from that time, should furnish them with no ardent spirits.
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Again: The total disuse of ardent spirits, on the part of parents, is the only plan of safety in bringing up their children.
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I will take a man in health, and give him a glass of ardent spirits.
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His torpid look, flushed countenance, and uneasy respiration, convinced me that he had taken a large quantity of ardent spirits.
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But it is this moderate use of ardent spirits that produces all the excess.
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Here you have an account of the cost of ardent spirits, calculated within bounds.
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It is this temperate use of ardent spirits that must be discontinued.
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Not less destructive are the effects of ardent spirits upon the human mind.
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Your father might have been engaged in the traffic in ardent spirits.
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plural noun
spirits, such as rum, whisky, etc

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