Origin of intemperance
Examples from the Web for intemperance
His private life was polluted by vice and intemperance of every description.Historical Parallels, vol 1 (of 3)|Arthur Thomas Malkin
It is not really destitution, but intemperance which turns them into thieves.Crime and Its Causes|William Douglas Morrison
There are signs of industry and thrift and comfort everywhere; signs of intemperance, of idleness, of want nowhere.
His failing had been intemperance, and his crime a "got up" case of rape.Six Years in the Prisons of England|A Merchant - Anonymous
The few years of his residence in Dumfries have been commonly regarded as a period of poverty and intemperance.Robert Burns|Gabriel Setoun
early 15c., from Middle French intemperance (14c.), from Latin intemperantia "intemperateness, immoderation, excess," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + temperantia (see temperance). Originally of climate; meaning "lack of moderation" in English is from 1540s.