True, I've since made call at an hotel, but you don't give me credit for my abstemiousness!
Of true Puritan abstemiousness, his only indulgence was chewing tobacco.
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.
His abstemiousness is remarkable, and he will not feed during the night.
The recluse did not seem to cultivate the duty of abstemiousness, but he maintained silence.
I feel that my abstemiousness, implying as it does a jaded palate and an aristocratic indigestion, is highly fashionable.
It is asserted that the climate itself induces temperance in drink and abstemiousness in diet.
At the period to which we refer, the literary society of Edinburgh was by no means distinguished for its abstemiousness.
But try as he would this ardent apostle of abstemiousness was unable to put down drinking.
A striking instance of abstemiousness is that of Cornaro, a Venetian nobleman, who died in the year 1566 at the age of 98.
c.1600, from Latin abstemius "sober, temperate," from ab(s)- "from" (see ab-) + stem of temetum "strong drink," related to temulentus "drunken." Technically, of liquor, but extended in Latin to temperance in living generally. Related: Abstemiously; abstemiousness.