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How to use abstemious in a sentence
In the end, the voyage made it easy to understand why we jettisoned so many of those promises about pet-care abstemiousness.
He retained his powers by great abstemiousness, living chiefly on figs, honey, and bread.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
Careless to abstemiousness in her daily habits, it was part of her pride to set a feast before such of her guests as cared for it.North and South|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
In self-examination temperance or abstemiousness plays an important rle.
We mean rather a more stringent abstemiousness, which may be called separation from the world, or asceticism.
I feel that my abstemiousness, implying as it does a jaded palate and an aristocratic indigestion, is highly fashionable.Bizarre|Lawton Mackall