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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of behaving moderately; Abstaining from excess; The trait of avoiding excesses.

Usage examples (33)
  • Resolve to maintain the strictest temperance in eating and drinking.
  • It is as though you were to take a man into a cellar where there was a vast collection of what we call temperance drinks, and what the Americans call soft drinks.
  • The word temperance has, we repeat, become narrowed and specialized.
  • My constitution won't stand what they call temperance living, or nothing with the chill off. " for more
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