the principle or practice of total abstinence from intoxicating drink.
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How to use teetotalism in a sentence
But if he did, it was in silence and darkness; with an ever-present feeling that teetotalism was his only true course.Past and Present | Thomas Carlyle
The traveller in Newfoundland must reconcile himself to teetotalism and tea, unless he can carry his own liquor along.Sport in Vancouver and Newfoundland | John Rogers
I am still more than ever convinced that teetotalism is right and needful for the success of native Christian life in China.James Gilmour of Mongolia | James Gilmour
Who but the veriest fanatic of teetotalism would grudge me those hours so gloriously redeemed?The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft | George Gissing
It involves the title of this paper, and a little fair trying of teetotalism by its own tests.The Uncommercial Traveller | Charles Dickens