1. smoke one cigarette after another; light one cigarette from the preceding one
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How To Use chain-smoke In A Sentence

  • He chain-smoked cigarettes, sometimes with an aspirator to ease chronic asthma. Ex-Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger dies
  • High-roller gamblers from Asia tend to chain-smoke, which has traditionally gone hand-in-hand with drinking and gambling.
  • - Despite a background in public health work, Hopkins was a lifelong chain-smoker and coffee drinker – a classic A-type personality who lived in his office and usually looked “as though he had spent the previous night sleeping in a hayloft.” Matthew Yglesias » Commerce Cabinet Crisis VII: Harry Hopkins
  • I had once been a chain-smoker myself, but I had never seen an addiction so deep. Henry’s Demons
  • Most of them are addicted, and many are chain-smokers.
  • Remember when you could chain-smoke and still play three hours of b-ball?
  • I found even my good days weighing around my shoulders, with their own distinct smell wafting around my head like the scent that follows chain-smokers.
  • But the chain-smoker now rakes in thousands of pounds a year in benefits here while living rent-free. The Sun
  • He was also a lifelong chain-smoker. Times, Sunday Times
  • Not only was she one of the first chain-smokers, but she actually smoked in the street, was known to link arms with servants, and bicycled wearing Liberty frocks.
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