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Definition of Opium


  1. The inspissated juice of the Papaver somniferum, or white poppy.

Opium Quotations

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Karl Marx

Nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium: its pleasures even are of a grave and solemn complexion.
Thomas de Quincey

The President of the United States thinks that for the Japanese opium is more dangerous than war.
Townsend Harris

Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.
Edmund Burke

Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering, there is nothing real.
Andre Malraux
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Opium Translations

opium in Dutch is opium
opium in Spanish is opio
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