excessive or immoderate indulgence in alcoholic beverages.
excessive indulgence of appetite or passion.
lack of moderation or due restraint, as in action or speech.
an act or instance of any of these: a long series of intemperances.
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How to use intemperance in a sentence
On the other hand, many men, by their own vice and intemperance, disqualify themselves for conversation.
His intemperance alienated him from his father, and he died in prison under sentence of death.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The clergyman was ready to draw an awful moral against intemperance from his history.Papers from Overlook-House | Casper Almore
Avoid wrath and thou wilt avoid sin; avoid intemperance and thou wilt not provoke Providence.
We have already seen that several attempts had been made for the suppression of intemperance, and apparently with little success.A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene