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In the building next door, addicts shot up in a stairwell.—Eyal Press, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2023 Alcoholics and addicts will relate to it a tremendous amount and hopefully be helped by it.—Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 29 Oct. 2023 But until the courts change — and the gun haters and gun addicts agree on practical solutions — mothers such as Blakespear will keep being texted by their children hiding under a desk.—George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 28 Sep. 2023 You shouldn’t be excited when someone’s stealing or going to jail or an addict starts to drink again.—Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2023 This Stanley Perfect Brew Pour Over Set is Made for Coffee Lovers
What coffee addict in your life needs this present?—Kirsten Chanel Webber, Rolling Stone, 31 Oct. 2023 Attorneys general from states ranging from California to Wisconsin filed federal lawsuits on Tuesday, accusing Meta of intentionally turning kids into social-media addicts.—Kate Gibson, CBS News, 24 Oct. 2023 That heroin addict once found unconscious in his car with a syringe in his arm, now sober and married, with twins.—Photographs Todd Heisler, New York Times, 15 Oct. 2023 Sometimes with her maternal grandmother — who would become a guiding force — and sometimes with her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, a heroin addict who would get sober and become a mainstay in her and her children’s lives and on the set of Red Table Talk.—Jason Sheeler, Peoplemag, 12 Oct. 2023
At the time of the killings, Clements was addicted to phencyclidine (PCP) and cocaine and was intending to rob Gatlin to buy crack cocaine, according to court filings.—Jasmine Hilton, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2023 Our testers are addicted and stressed that it’s constantly sold out.—Petra Guglielmetti, Glamour, 13 Nov. 2023 That the technology, the design, the engineering might lead us to achieve what Adam and James initially set out to achieve in terms of what the Juul could mean for people who were addicted to combustible cigarettes.—Addie Morfoot, Variety, 11 Oct. 2023 The younger Biden is facing two counts related to false statements in purchasing a firearm, and a third count of illegally obtaining a firearm while addicted to drugs.—Lucien Bruggeman, ABC News, 15 Sep. 2023 While Joshua works at the port, Christophe becomes a drug dealer before becoming addicted himself and veering tragically toward conflict with his father.—Imani Perry, New York Times, 13 Oct. 2023 Meanwhile, longtime gamers are as addicted as ever to non-blockchain franchises like Resident Evil and the Legend of Zelda.—Jeff John Roberts, Fortune Crypto, 25 Sep. 2023 Eleanor may be addicted to drugs, but Ruth is helplessly, hopelessly addicted to Eleanor.—Jane Hu, The New Yorker, 23 Sep. 2023 The younger Biden was charged last week with three felony gun charges tied to owning a firearm while using or being addicted to narcotics.—Kaelan Deese, Washington Examiner, 19 Sep. 2023 See More
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earlier, "to give over, surrender, apply or devote (oneself) habitually," borrowed from Latin addictus, past participle of addīcere "to assign (property), make over, hand over, surrender," from ad-ad- + dīcere "to speak, say" — more at diction