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lude

An abbreviation of Quaalude, the brand name of methaqualone in the United States, an addictive, barbiturate-like sedative that can have euphoric and hypnotic effects. Especially popular in the 1960s and '70s in the US, the drug is now illegal. It was a period of my life when we used to all take a bunch of ludes whenever we would hang out, so I don't remember a lot of it very clearly. The defendant admitted to slipping the woman a lude in her drink with the aim of making her more receptive to his advances.

lude

n. a capsule of Quaalude, a tranquilizer. (Drugs.) I don’t know what he gave me. Mary said it was a “lude” or something.
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Ludes (executive director, American Security Project) presents a collection of 24 essays on the ongoing Iraq war that is "uncensored" to the extent that it includes a slightly broader range of American establishment perspectives on the war than one might find on the corporate news broadcasts or on the editorial pages of the New York Times or Washington Post (but not so much that it includes the voices of Iraqis or more radical critics of American foreign policy and the war itself).
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"The irony is that dignity can be reclaimed through such nondecorous means." In Kathe Burkhart's inhabitation of Elizabeth Taylor's persona, we get the late Liz, the full-bodied unapologetic connoisseur of "food, dudes, 'ludes, and booze." Here the host appears as self-sufficient consumer; as, in Nol and's words, a "living repudiation of the fallacy that appetites are the province of men."
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