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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of souse.
- adj. inebriated, drunk.
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- adj. very drunk
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Well, we got back, and to our joy, we found that the Orderly Sergeant had got "soused" and forgot to mark us absent, so maybe we were not glad that we had those two extra days -- the only crimes you are sorry for in the Army are the ones that are found out.
On no night did I see more than forty or fifty who might be said to be "soused"; on no night did I see more than a dozen or fifteen who had to be thrown into the accommodation barge with the "dead ones," the helpless ones who were so far gone that they had to be carried up the sides of their ships from the barge which made the last rounds of the fleet.
Young Powell sprang up, grappled the shell and "soused" it into a pool of water near by.
The emigrants had great fun at first coaxing their unwary fellows to stand near the windward gangway, and get well "soused" by the water which now and then came dashing over the rails.
The Liberian Exodus. An Account of Voyage of the First Emigrants in the Bark "Azor," and Their Reception at Monrovia, with a Description of Liberia--Its Customs and Civilization, Romances and Prospects.
By another law it was ordained, that no one should be allowed, either for dinner or supper, above three dishes in each course, and not above two courses; and it is likewise expressly declared that "soused" meat is to count as one of these dishes. [
I've been soused to the guards an 'all the rest of it.
Three times again it soused him under as he tried to climb out upon it.
So he did his best to endure the scrubbing, and all might have been well had not Davis soused him under.
Without Kate there to rein him in, Wills was soused by midnight.
A little over an hour into his twenty-second-birthday party at Boujis, a soused James Middleton was photographed being bundled into a cab with a similarly smashed Kate—all while Carole Middleton angrily warned the paparazzi to keep their distance.