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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There are two-seaters and others that would hold five abstemious congregants thigh-to-thigh.
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.
Heavy on praise for her subject, Amity Shlaes's well-researched and ably crafted biography glosses over the president's economic shortsightedness in the face of the impending Depression, asserting that Coolidge's abstemious example (or "inaction," take your pick) nearly a century ago "may well help Americans now turn a curse to a blessing or, at the very least, find the heart to continue their own persevering.
I began writing poems about a contemporary Canadian couple, Donny and Ari Backus, and their two young sons, Stefan and Onno, dividing myself into the adults particularly, the Dionysian "Donny," and the abstemious "Aft.
According to the paper, the behaviour of the supposedly abstemious monks has led to Korean media speculation of a power split within the order.
Like Saskatchewan's Demery, Jonathan Loll: views Lent as a time to turn down the dimmer switch on social activities and become more meditative and abstemious.
Bars and pubs in Egypt either closed during the month or switched to abstemious menus, with the exception of hotel bars, which serve alcohol only to non-Egyptians.
Firstly, the wizards have to work together (rather than every man for himself); then, the rules must be imposed (which actually requires some to be written); finally, a training regime needs to be applied to wizards for whom nine meals a day (with snacks in between) is regarded as abstemious.
While rubbish for the average Dane tipped the scales at more than 800 kilos, the Czechs were the least rubbishy, producing a comparatively abstemious 300 kilos or so.
He adopts the familiar descriptions of Allen's sobriety and upright and abstemious living often associated with Methodists.
The wines, which the abstemious PM chose to forgo, were drawn from America's best wine- making regions.
And there's abstemious use of Mark Bennett's moody soundtrack, feeding the hardboiled film-noir atmosphere.
Based on the fact that everyone is halfcut by lunchtime in France, Spain and Italy, we may safely assume we are, as a nation, more abstemious.
The wedding at Cana was certainly not an abstemious affair, and Christ himself saw to that; when the drink ran out at the reception he turned an inordinate amount of water into wine.