'I believe abstemiousness
is the antidote to overindulgence this holiday season,' says Mendoza.
The transition, and slippage, between sacred and secular understandings of female abstemiousness
is perhaps best evident in the competing interpretations of Isolt of Brittany's attenuation put forward by Tristram, her husband, and Queen Isolt, Tristram's lover.
Careless to abstemiousness
in her daily habits, it was part of her pride to set a feast before such of her guests as cared for it.
Thus was born her trust in "nature to do her own work by her own remedies" and her keen interest in hygiene, exercise, and abstemiousness
. Her foresighted embrace of the now accepted wisdom of plain living provides early evidence of Caroline Severance's receptiveness to radical new ideas.
She stood before a tatty display tracing the source of Gabrovian wit to a certain Old Minyo, a 19th-century local of fabled abstemiousness
who was said to have carried his shoes on long walks, so as to spare their soles, and who sat in the dark to save candle wax.
However, in "The Hunger Artist," the story of a performer who declines even a piece of lemon, a virtuoso of abstemiousness
who flaunts his ability to fast for weeks and months, Kafka elevates refusing to eat into a principle of aesthetics.
As for abstemiousness
, it is superfluous to praise it in him.
It seems unimaginative and counterproductive to define democracy as "abstemiousness
," as "everybody gets nothing," as if we're supposed to subsist on polite conversation and community involvement alone.
This will require abstemiousness
, since we should not use metaphysical, epistemological, or ethical notions that are not broadly shared (for example, the notion of the soul, or the notion of original sin, or the notion of self-evident truth).
But what about those of us who reject Kessler's ethic of rigidly ordered abstemiousness
, which replaces hypereating with hypervigilance?
(19) The only remedies for this and other maladies, besides bedrest, that Fronto names, are 'abstemiousness
and water drinking' (Ad Ant.
(14) National development was reframed from Westernization to Thai-style development according to a model of romanticized self-subsistence and abstemiousness
in which agriculture and village life exist without external social and economic linkages, isolated, and self-regulated (Nartsupha, 1991; Nartsupha, 1984, 1999).
He wrote, "I find that I conciliate the gods by some sacrament as bathing--or abstemiousness
in diet--or rising early--and directly they Smile on me.
Adventist beliefs link diet and lifestyle in the Eight Laws of Health, which include vegan diet and good nutrition; abstemiousness
(moderation in food and drink); the liberal use of water; sunlight and fresh air; judicious exercise; adequate rest; and trust in divine power.
Interestingly, Harvey observes that the earliest Christians demonstrated a notable "austerity" in their "olfactory piety," and she connects this abstemiousness
to the well-recognized cultural connection between incense and ritual sacrifice.