Usage examples for opiate

  1. Yet the atmosphere had the sickly oppression of an opiate, and it did not take Jenny long to pull back the purple velvet curtains and throw open the window to the raw winter night. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  2. The opiate was given, and soon the regular, quiet breathing of the patient showed that it had taken effect. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  3. He allowed himself to be mollified, and she stood there over the fire, chatting with him for some time, a friendly natural note in her voice which was rare and, insensibly, soothed him like an opiate. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. " She is going to try a new opiate of my invention. – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  5. The patient should be placed between blankets, and supplied with light gruel; and when the violence of the disorder is somewhat abated, the pain may be removed by opiate clysters. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  6. It is an opiate and a prophy-" " Prophylactic," suggested the other. – The Man Who Knew by Edgar Wallace
  7. Kisses act as an opiate on a woman's conscience. – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  8. It resembled a discovery, so strangely had her opiate and power of dreaming wrought through her tortures. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  9. Once in the desert, when men were dying round him of fever and dysentery, he had been obliged, exhausted and ill, scarce able to drag himself from his bed, to resort to an opiate to allay his own sufferings, that he might minister to others. – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  10. In the languor of love that knows no fear and has no cares, that opiate of the soul, Dilama lay in his arms and sought his lips and eyes, and asked no more about caravans and journeys and mountains, drugged and heavy with love. – Six Women by Victoria Cross
  11. This has acquired some Reputation, particularly in the Country, where they bring it from, Geneva; under the Title of the Opiate for the Rheumatism, tho' I cannot say for what Reason; as it is indeed neither more nor less than the Electuary Caryocostinum, which may be procured at our Apothecaries. – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot