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tonic

n. liquor. Just a bit of tonic. I’m cutting down.
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Then you consider that we may dismiss the tonic as not being in any way instrumental in causing her death?
So the question of the tonic was finally abandoned, and the Coroner proceeded with his task.
The coolness of the September night quickened the life in him like a rare, tonic wine.
Hunting and kindred outdoor delights had kept down the fat and hardened his muscles; and to him, as to the cold-tubbing races, the love of water had been a tonic and a health preserver.
All things tended to key them to an exquisite pitch--the movement of their bodies, at one with the moving bodies of the animals beneath them; the gently stimulated blood caressing the flesh through and through with the soft vigors of health; the warm air fanning their faces, flowing over the skin with balmy and tonic touch, permeating them and bathing them, subtly, with faint, sensuous delight; and the beauty of the world, more subtly still, flowing upon them and bathing them in the delight that is of the spirit and is personal and holy, that is inexpressible yet communicable by the flash of an eye and the dissolving of the veils of the soul.
Then he added whimsically: "You don't know, of course; but that little girl is better than a six-quart bottle of tonic any day.
What we want is to administer a tonic to the Conference in Milan," he said airily.
Stelling was not the man to enfeeble and emasculate his pupil's mind by simplifying and explaining, or to reduce the tonic effect of etymology by mixing it with smattering, extraneous information, such as is given to girls.
So I take phosphates or phosphites--whichever it is, and tonics, and journeys, and air, and exercise, and am absolutely forbidden to "work" until I am well again.
John says I musn't lose my strength, and has me take cod liver oil and lots of tonics and things, to say nothing of ale and wine and rare meat.
From the forest and wilderness come the tonics and barks which brace mankind.
In various queerly shaped, bamboo covered jars he maintained a supply of tonics, balms and lotions.
Katie Day, artistic director of The Other Way Works, says: "Experiencing Black Tonic has been described as 'like being in a film',' as it's a visceral treat for all your senses.