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Debauchery in a Sentence

Examples of debauchery in a sentence

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Below you will find the definition of debauchery, followed by 36 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


(noun) - a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

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EXAMPLES - Debauchery in a Sentence

  1. "debauchery" to entrap and imprison hundreds of men. (source)
  2. This has led to an alarming debauchery, which is on the increase. (source)
  3. Wait a minute here, you don't think that debauchery is productive??? (source)
  4. He is the son of a friend, a vain pretty-boy given to '' debauchery '' - wine, (source)
  5. But their debauchery is short-lived - the Vampire Queen awakens to slay her natural enemies. (source)
  6. Caledonia frequently assemble at night in a cabin to give themselves up to this kind of debauchery .... (source)
  7. A new play about controversial wit and artist Sebastian Horsley aims to bring debauchery back to the West End (source)
  8. Here too the result was strict guidelines on how mainstream comics depicted of crime, "debauchery," and heroism. (source)
  9. An evening of debauchery is allowed when you've spent the earlier hours baking sweet cookies for your friends, isn't it? (source)
  10. Unfortunately, many anti-LGBT Christians have condemned Pride Month as a sinful celebration of debauchery and perversion. (source)
  11. I know not what those 48 hours will entail, though my brother has been employing the term 'debauchery' a great deal of late. (source)
  12. I like how the firefox spell check not only helped me correctly spell "debauchery", but informed be that douche bag is in fact two words. (source)
  13. DAVIS: As repugnant as this animal is, and his ilk, like Gacy and the others,, we could, I guess, expect that kind of debauchery from them. (source)
  14. "debauchery" of the religions of ancient Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Phoenicia, etc. is Herodotus, whom most now regard as an unreliable narrator at best. (source)
  15. That would clearly pose a problem, with war atrocities, rape, torture, genocide, and the full repertoire of human debauchery reflecting poorly on the almighty. (source)
  16. A nation unable to self-reflect honestly not only has unrealistic vision of itself, but is destined to engage in a cyclical process of justifying its debauchery. (source)
  17. Although he wasn't aware of the settlement, he said in statement Wednesday he hoped it would refund consumers 'money and "make sure this kind of debauchery never happens again." (source)
  18. They ignore the outside world and indulge in every kind of debauchery available while breaking all the seven deadly sins of greed, gluttony, lust, sloth, envy, pride and even wrath. (source)
  19. Teller went on to associate those who resisted the repression of their spirituality with the "non-progressive" faction of Indians and labeled traditional spiritualism as "debauchery," (source)
  20. For this great end is the army to be seduced from its discipline and its fidelity, first by every kind of debauchery, and then by the terrible precedent of a donative in the increase of pay? (source)
  21. On its second full-length release, the jittery British dance music trio celebrates high-definition debauchery and escape, fueled by a soundtrack that draws on the more euphoric end of '80s pop. (source)
  22. The Casine villa was made the scene of Antony's revelry; he and his fellow-rioters plundered the rooms, emptied the cellar, burned the library, and carried on every kind of debauchery and excess. (source)
  23. Based on Horsley's cult autobiography of the same name, the play opens at the Soho Theatre in June and is billed as bringing debauchery back to the area of the city once most closely associated with illicit sex. (source)
  24. Drunken shootouts and debauchery, meaningless death and mayhem -- the "Wild West" atmosphere created by the Bush Administration's criminal initiation and execution of the Iraq War is the gift that keeps on giving. (source)
  25. Men have in the first age of the world been carried away into every kind of debauchery, and yet there were saints, as Enoch, Lamech, and others, who waited patiently for the Christ promised from the beginning of the world. (source)
  26. On the one hand, there has been Andrew Young, former Edwards aide and admitted accomplice in concealing the affair, stepping forward with a tell-all memoir of campaign trail debauchery and details of an Edwards-Hunter sex tape. (source)
  27. Protestant of the Church of England, so born, so brought up, and so died; his conversation was so honest that I never heard him speak a word in my life that tended to God's dishonour, or encouragement of any kind of debauchery or sin. (source)
  28. It seems he found certain houses in Chick Lane, where they met abundance of loose young men and women, accustomed themselves to every kind of debauchery which it was possible for wicked people to commit or the most fruitful genius to invent. (source)
  29. I also stated projects such as the My Lai documentary were necessary to assist us as a nation to self-reflect honestly, to avoid any unrealistic vision of itself, and to possibly avoid engaging in the cyclical process of justifying the debauchery. (source)
  30. While most of my trips to Las Vegas were for short term debauchery (of which I rarely participate in since I don't gamble, don't like strip clubs, and don't drink much), I thought I'd give CES a try this year since most of my partners and a bunch of my friends were going. (source)
  31. The debauchery of Regency England (1790-1820s) was consciously replaced with Victorian values honoring work, self-reliance, living within one's income, cleanliness and social responsibility through good works and charity -- and thereby gave Britain an extra 100 years of world dominance. (source)
  32. One may visualize that someone may have sneaked a camera in and taken some pictures of someone who was maybe doing something with one of the detainees, but I don't think anybody sitting here thought in their wildest dreams that there were posed pictures of this kind of debauchery in these numbers. (source)
  33. He had given himself up to every kind of debauchery; and his death seemed the judgment of the Almighty on one whose body had long been perishing, and whose soul had been made over to the prince of demons as the price of assistance through the means of diabolical magic, which he constantly practised. (source)
  34. One fantastic scene is a dreamy-nightmare sequence in St James' Park with fog and naked debauchery, which is very well done and not terribly blush-making due to the vagueness; other bits, pretty explicit though without actually seeing naked genitalia -- a very fine job is done via the medium of well-placed innuendo and indeed well-placed hands. (source)
  35. There are no firm details on what kind of debauchery Johhny Knoxville and friends will be getting up to this time around, but if you're wondering whether or not the higher cost of filming in 3D is going to come with stricter studio mandates, I'd just take a glance over Variety's list of shooting locations: "Knob Lick, Kentucky, Mianus, Connecticut, (source)
  36. Reader, I look upon the Indian as the most honest and honourable race of people that I ever lived amongst in my life; and in their native state, I pledge you my honour they are the last of all the human family to pilfer or to steal, if you trust to their honour; and for this never-ending and boundless system of theft and plunder, and debauchery, that is practiced off upon these rightfur owners of the soil, by acquisitive white men, (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 36 example sentences provided below is 44.0, which suggests that "debauchery" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.


We have 34 synonyms for debauchery.

bender, binge, blowout, burning candle at both ends, bust, carousal, depravity, dissipation, dissoluteness, drunk, excess, fast living, fornication, gluttony, incontinence, indulgence, intemperance, intimacy, la dolce vita, lasciviousness, lechery, lewdness, license, licentiousness, life in fast lane, lust, orgy, overindulgence, revel, revelry, seduction, sensuality, sybaritism, tear


We have 6 antonyms for debauchery.

benevolence, giving, mercifulness, moderation, unselfishness, virtue


Pronunciation: (dĭ-bôˈchə-rē)

Syllabification: de-bauch-er-y


View up to 25 definitions of debauchery from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (noun) Extreme indulgence in sensual pleasures; dissipation.
  2. (noun) Orgies.
  3. (noun) Archaic Seduction from morality, allegiance, or duty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (noun) Indulgence in sensual pleasures; scandalous activities involving sex, alcohol, or drugs without inhibition.
  2. (noun) Seduction from duty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (noun) Corruption of fidelity; seduction from virtue, duty, or allegiance.
  2. (noun) Excessive indulgence of the appetites; especially, excessive indulgence of lust; intemperance; sensuality; habitual lewdness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (noun) Excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures of any kind; gluttony; intemperance; sexual immorality; unlawful indulgence of lust.
  2. (noun) Corruption of morality or fidelity; seduction from duty or allegiance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (noun) a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity