abstemious


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exercising moderation and self-restraint in appetites and behavior

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sparing in consumption of especially food and drink

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marked by temperance in indulgence

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Back then no-one produced surveys to say an abstemious existence of brown bread, water and lentil soup might be healthy.
athletic dentist's torn aorta or an abstemious cousin's lung
"I have discovered that at almost 78, if I have even one drink the night before I have to work, the next day my energy is 50 per cent less than if I had been abstemious. One drink!
"I have discovered at almost 78, if I have even one drink the night before I have to work, the next day my energy is 50% less than if I had been abstemious. One drink!
Abstemious Edinburgh comes bottom with 3.3%, just below Nottingham on 4.7%.
According to the anonymous History of the Monks in Egypt, written in the 390s, the monks' health and longevity were due not to their abstemious diet and ascetical practices, but were seen as rewards from God for having renounced the world, fought off temptations, and devoted themselves to spiritual rather than carnal concerns.
While words like 'abstemious', 'daiquiri', 'inchoate' had the elders confused, the spelling champs sailed through words like 'bourgeois', 'palaeontology' and 'vicissitude' with a lot of ease.
As subsequent events demonstrated, also fundamental to the relative cohesiveness of this group was their commitment to an abstemious traditionalism, to hard work, and to the education of their children.
He was a man of abstemious habits, suspicious of anything that interfered with his self-control or direct communication.
The diesel is still not abstemious at 32mpg, but if you can afford the PS82,750 asking price there will be little problem with that especially with sub seven seconds to 60mph acceleration.
Perhaps Borodin was just enjoying a rare night out and is normally an abstemious man, but his thuggish behavior is perhaps not entirely atypical of a new class of Russians that has accumulated a great deal of money and power since the Soviet Union collapsed.
Perhaps Borodin was just enjoying a rare night out and is normally an abstemious man, but his thuggish behaviour is perhaps not entirely atypical of a new class of Russians that has accumulated a great deal of money and power since the Soviet Union collapsed.
But efforts to pressure Russia's abstemious president, Vladimir Putin, into dropping a new law outlawing "homosexual propaganda'' by getting Americans to dump vodka have provided particularly fertile ground for complaints of good intentions gone awry.
Harpaz said anti-Semitic sentiment, prevalent in much of the Muslim world, is virtually nonexistent in Azerbaijan, a secular country with guaranteed freedom of worship and--unlike its abstemious southern neighbor--teeming with bars and nightclubs where scantily dressed women dance to Turkish and Russian pop hits.