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  • s  used of riotously drunken merrymaking
    a night of bacchanalian revelry

  • After taking charge of the Music Hall in 1980, Evans quickly dropped traditional family entertainment in favor of more contemporary fare, from bacchanalian rock concerts by the .
  • Though stories of Stone's bacchanalian ways and Tarantino's saucy self-confidence are nothing new, Hamsher's gonzo take on NBK's evolution offers an insider's view of show-biz egos.
  • The following night Propagandist Anderson's bacchanalian bombast, translated into German, was short-waved back to her adopted country for all hungry Germans to hear.
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  • How colonial Philly's same-sex secrets pointed toward the future of gay rights
    It was practically bacchanalian on the streets of Philadelphia in the 18th century. Men drifted from tavern to tavern, soaking up strong harvest ales, while loose women walked the streets looking for action by last call—or at least enough to pay the “room for let” in Old City for... [This is a summary. To read the full article on, click the headline above.]
    July 3, 2013 - Philadelphia Weekly

  • Sarah Lane in San Francisco Chronicle
    There is nothing more bacchanalian than a kid's birthday party,said Sarah Lane, a founder of Washington state's Progressive Kid, which has a Web site with suggestions on how to raise kids with good values. "You should see what gets thrown...

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