drinking bout

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Noun1.drinking bout - a long period of drinking
boozing, crapulence, drink, drinking, drunkenness - the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; "drink was his downfall"
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He often wished he had himself a son with such parts; and one day very solemnly asserted at a drinking bout, that Tom should hunt a pack of hounds for a thousand pound of his money, with any huntsman in the whole country.
Now decide for yourself, as you know best, whether you need go in for a drinking bout or not.
But he never settled down anywhere for long because about twice a year, or even oftener, he had a drinking bout, and then besides spending all his clothes on drink he became turbulent and quarrelsome.
On the way Pierre remembered that Anatole Kuragin was expecting the usual set for cards that evening, after which there was generally a drinking bout, finishing with visits of a kind Pierre was very fond of.
But when the watchman gave no reply, the merry roysterer, who was now returning home from a noisy drinking bout, took it into his bead to try what a tweak of the nose would do, on which the supposed sleeper lost his balance, the body lay motionless, stretched out on the pavement: the man was dead.
Every sign of a bad drinking bout, I was saying to myself, feeling quite amused at the notions of that Franklin.
It need not be said that he did not speak of his love to any of his comrades, nor did he betray his secret even in the wildest drinking bouts (though indeed he was never so drunk as to lose all control of himself).
The beer frolic, however, passed off without any untoward circumstance; and, unlike most drinking bouts, left neither headache nor heartache behind.
As my drinking grew heavier, I began to note more and more that it was in the drinking bouts the purple passages occurred.
But he died in New York a couple of months later, aged 39, having lapsed into a coma after a drinking bout and the worsening of a chest condition due to air pollution.
However, Hatton, who had cheated on Dooley with boxer Emma Rowe in 2010, denied that they had split after his drinking bout.
They are these days remembered for lead singer Brian Johnson, who in 1980 joined legendary Australian rock group AC/DC to replace front man Bon Scott, who died after a heavy drinking bout.