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He paid two dollars and a half a month rent for the small room he got from his Portuguese landlady, Maria Silva, a virago and a widow, hard working and harsher tempered, rearing her large brood of children somehow, and drowning her sorrow and fatigue at irregular intervals in a gallon of the thin, sour wine that she bought from the corner grocery and saloon for fifteen cents.
The previous evening she had been drowning her sorrows with friends and that morning downed a drink left from the night before.
Elizabeth Poznanski, 58, had been drowning her sorrows with friends and next morning had a drink left over from the night before.
HOLLY L is drowning her sorrows at The Loft when she gets a call from Jason to say that he's leaving the country with Robbie - so if she really wants to be with his brother, she needs to get to the airport.
DANCING on Ice casualty Pamela Anderson looks more than a little worse for wear after drowning her sorrows following her shock axing.
The 38-year-old, who began drowning her sorrows after a relationship break-up, hit a van in Ryton, Gateshead, on April 19 and left the scene without stopping.
Perhaps she was drowning her sorrows in a show of spousal solidarity.
SUBURBAN mum Terry Wolfmeyer (Joan Allen) reacts to the disappearance of her husband Grey (Danny Webb) by drowning her sorrows in drink.
She succumbs to drowning her sorrows in alcohol, but before long she's sobered up enough to go out and find a justice of the peace, Agnes Grunion (Margot Rifenbard) to marry Jon and Leslie.
KELLY Rowland's not one for drowning her sorrows after her protege Misha B got booted off The X Factor.
One of the workers drowning her sorrows was Sam Beck, 39, a technical claims handler who has worked at the centre for 20 years.
Judging by these pictures from new Living TV show Ibiza, which starts on Thursday, she's either drowning her sorrows or very, very thirsty.
Gez had been drowning her sorrows - sorry, celebrating - on Monday at restaurant San Lorenzo in London.