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teetotalism

[tee-toht-l-iz-uh m, tee-toht-] /tiˈtoʊt lˌɪz əm, ˈtiˌtoʊt-/
noun
1.
the principle or practice of total abstinence from intoxicating drink.
Origin of teetotalism
1825-1835
1825-35; teetotal + -ism
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  • Sir Augustus had an idea that religion and teetotalism were the same thing and were inseparable.

    The Angel Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • My own opinion is, that they were all three too strict adherents to teetotalism.

  • But teetotalism had not been invented in the days of Elizabeth.

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
  • Mrs. Ogden's admiration for teetotalism was entirely theoretical.

    Wenderholme Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  • For such poor creatures, teetotalism is the only hygienic rule.

    Tobacco and Alcohol John Fiske
  • Personally I make no secret of the fact that I do not approve of teetotalism.

    The Bishop's Apron W. Somerset Maugham
  • teetotalism was to Punch inextricably associated with cranks, faddists, and fanatics.

  • He did not approve of teetotalism; any one could be a teetotaller.

    Arundel Edward Frederic Benson
  • teetotalism would have been quite unintelligible to the farmer or burgher of those healthy days of breezy activity out of doors.

    Americana Ebrietatis Hewson L. Peeke
  • Practised writers on teetotalism exhibit the same carelessness.

    The Seven Curses of London James Greenwood

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