|On the Road (The Orig. Scroll) (2007) 192: I had finished the wine [...] and I was proper stoned.|
|Joint (1972) 181: First time I’ve been stoned on lush for six years.letter 3 June in|
|Address: Kings Cross 50: One of them was stoned, completely and utterly out to it.|
|Sir, You Bastard 115: Sneed [...] made a point of getting stoned on scotch.|
|Earthly Powers 29: Not [...] knocking it back? Not getting stoned or blind or anything?|
|Song of the Silent Snow (1988) 79: I keep tellin ya every fuckin time [...] to just take a couple a drinks an cool it but you gotta get stoned an go fuckin crazy.|
|Guardian Rev. 9 July 11: She purrs like a girl who’s seen the world, shared its bourbon, crashed out stoned on its kitchen floor.|
|Robbers (2001) 65: Half them pilots is stoned.|
|UNC-CH Campus Sl. Spring 2016.(ed.)|
2. intoxicated with some form of drug; thus stoned out of one’s mind, very intoxicated indeed.
|letter 8 Jan. in Charters I (1995) 278: I stood completely stoned on the sidewalk in unbelievable and heavenly rapture.|
|All Night Stand 95: People were diving off the balconies, stoned out of their minds.|
|Shaft 116: A man was entitled to get stoned.|
|Serial 80: Gentle, nonaggressive and stoned out of his mind.|
|Wiseguy (2001) 220: I got so paranoid and stoned.|
|(con. 1930s–60s) Guilty of Everything (1998) 241: One night [...] I was stoned out of my mind on goofballs.|
|Happy Like Murderers 65: They were both so stoned. So laid back that they were horizontal, was that what they used to say?|
|Wind & Monkey (2013) [ebook] Why didn’t I throw the cunt off the balcony earlier when he was stoned? fumed Norton.|
|Birthday 92: I must have been stoned out of my mind when I first made a grab at you.|
|Jack of Jumps (2007) 211: Or was the other woman drunk? Blocked? Stoned?|
|Life 156: And of course, beginning in ’65, I’m starting to get stoned [...] which also intensified my impressions of what was going on.|
3. ecstatic, without drink or drugs.
|‘Bop Dict.’ in Mad mag. Mar. 20: Stoned – joyous state of mind, crazy, cool, flipping and kicks rolled into one! [Ibid.] 21: Now that you have pinned the bop dictionary and are hep, prepare to get stoned. [Ibid.] Nov. 7: When I dig that crazy Caesar I’m stoned even if I’m digging him six feet under!|
|Buttons 89: I was stoned blind with what the brothers had done.|
wholly intoxicated; usu. by drugs.
|(con. 1948) Flee the Angry Strangers 72: He must be home, but like stoned out.|
|You Wouldn’t Be Dead for Quids (1989) 30: A stoned-out hippie [who] looked like a cross between a Buddhist monk and an Apache Indian.|
|Alice in La-La Land (1999) 126: A tall, skinny kid, who looked to be a stoned-out twenty, came slouching over.|
(US drugs) lethargic after smoking cannabis.
|Stoners’ Dict. [Internet] Stoned Over [CA] – To become lethargic after smoking cannabis.|
(orig. US) very intoxicated from drugs or alcohol.
|Has Anybody Seen me Lately? 145: Mrs. Hostetter is in hysterics because dinner is ruined, and Mr. Hostetter, who started mixing martinis two hours ago, is stoned to the eyes.|
|Hornstein’s Boy 36: My pet comic, stoned to the eyeballs, stoically answered, ‘No, but I’d like to see him trying’.|
|Division of the Spoils in Raj Quartet (2007) 616: Normally, you know, I’m quite abstemious, but I’ve spent the past few days discreetly stoned to the eyeballs.|
|Free Fall 157: And they were all stoned to the eyeballs on Tai sticks.|
|110 Shanghai Road 315: They dressed carefully in chamois fringe, laced lemonade with megadoses of lysergic acid, waited patiently until their subjects were stoned to the eyes.|
|Lucky 14: ‘Greetings, man,’ said Wayland, stoned to the eyeballs. ‘Welcome to our home.’ And he extended a thin, shaking hand.|
|Hanging Tree 127: Sensibly and quietly he says, ‘I don’t want Bruce seeing me stoned to the eyeballs every night.’ ‘Then don’t smoke the shit.’.|