Usage examples for narcotic

  1. I found them this morning fast asleep, stupefied by some narcotic which had been mixed with their wine! – The Eight Strokes of the Clock by Maurice Le Blanc
  2. When I look back, it seems as if some spiritual narcotic must have been given me, else how should the terrible time have passed and left me alive? – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  3. This step was taken after an investigation by the authorities had disclosed that not only was the narcotic habit strong among the poor, but that it was spreading throughout virtually every class in the city. – The Opium Monopoly by Ellen Newbold La Motte
  4. The little place was very peaceful and quiet, lulling one like a narcotic. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  5. Narcotic effects were certainly produced in animals by giving considerable doses of an extract made from the herb. – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie
  6. To dole out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  7. It was, that this death- like sleep or coma of the lady was produced by some powerful narcotic, but by what or for what purpose administered, he could not discover. – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  8. Thus occupied, the Sultan was soon lost in the dreamy narcotic of the tobacco. – The Circassian Slave; or, The Sultan's Favorite A Story of Constantinople and the Caucasus by Lieutenant Maturin Murray
  9. So the waste materials in the system, the disease taints, narcotic and alcoholic poisons, etc. – Nature Cure by Henry Lindlahr
  10. In this state it is called smallaqe, and, to some extent, is a dangerous narcotic. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  11. This fact I have observed, in the mouths of some scores of individuals in our own communities, and I have also observed the same thing in the teeth of several men, belonging to the Seneca and St. Francois tribes of Indians, who, like most of the other North American tribes, are much addicted to the use of this narcotic. – An Essay on the Influence of Tobacco upon Life and Health by R. D. Mussey
  12. A powerful drug and narcotic poison used to produce sleep. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  13. The three men crept noiselessly to the awning beneath which the French sailors lay breathing stertorously under the stupefying influence of the strong narcotic. – A Desperate Voyage by Edward Frederick Knight
  14. As a consequence of the effect of the narcotic upon the central neuron, they are brought into a condition resembling fatigue, at least to the extent of breaking their connections with other neurons so long as they are under the influence of the drug. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  15. Did you take your narcotic? – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
  16. The Turk, thus roughly aroused from his narcotic sleep, began first of all to throw his arms and legs about; then he revolved five or six times on his axis, and finally rolled over a little hillock into the garden below. – Pretty Michal by Mór Jókai
  17. From the roots the natives prepare a very warm and slightly narcotic intoxicating drink. – Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands by Charles Nordhoff
  18. Red shafts, green roof, and here and there a pane of blue sky- neither Owen Jones nor Willement can improve upon that ecclesiastical ornamentation,- while for incense I have the fresh healthy turpentine fragrance, far sweeter to my nostrils than the stifling narcotic odour which fills a Roman Catholic cathedral. – Prose Idylls by Charles Kingsley
  19. The international convention adopted by the conference conforms almost entirely to the principles contained in the proposed anti- narcotic legislation which has been before the last two Congresses. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various