Saturday, February 20, 2016
Citations for abstemious
Mr. Hall was no bon vivant: he was naturally an abstemious man, indifferent to luxury; but Boultby and Helstone both liked good cookery…
As a system, he was rigidly abstemious. For days together he would drink nothing but water, eat nothing but bread, or hard biscuit, or a couple of eggs…
Origin of abstemious
Abstemious derives from the Latin tēmētum meaning "intoxicating drink." It entered English in the early 1600s.