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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of roister.


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  • After Independence, orphaned and alone at seventeen, Jackson apprenticed in the law at Salisbury, North Carolina, and developed a reputation as a wild young man who drank, gambled, and roistered.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • But already others were speaking, more than one at once, and the wind roistered about and scattered their words out of reach.


  • Harnessed four lions to a chariot, assembled an entourage of magicians, dancing girls, and clowns, and roistered heedlessly.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • While his chief roistered in Athens and made little trips across the Adriatic to torment me, a colleague, for not achieving my objectives as stated in our agreement.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • She roistered her phaser and detached her tricorder from her belt.

    Mind Meld

  • Conan was a gigantic barbarian adventurer who roistered, brawled, and battled his way across half the prehistoric world, to rise at last to the throne of a mighty realm.

    Conan of Cimmeria

  • Conan was a gigantic barbarian adventurer who roistered and brawled and battled his way across half the prehistoric world to rise at last to the kingship of a mighty realm.

    Conan Of The Isles

  • Maartens, Hendrik Hamel, and the twelve sea-curies of us roistered and bawled in the fisher village while the winter gales whistled across the Yellow Sea.

    Chapter 15

  • James's profligate metropolis, and roistered it in taverns with Marlowe, to die as Marlowe did, by a footman's sword in a drunken brawl.

    Westward Ho!, or, the voyages and adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight, of Burrough, in the county of Devon, in the reign of her most glorious majesty Queen Elizabeth

  • Something happened in those days which subtly changed the lives of everyone who roistered there.

    An Englishman's Castle


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