Part of speech: noun

The state of being temperate; moderation.

Part of speech: noun

Total abstinence from intoxicating drinks.

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Usage examples "temperance":

  1. Temperance of life in order to enjoy the more keenly? - "Rose MacLeod", Alice Brown.
  2. What, clubs and temperance, that kind of thing? - "Lady Rose's Daughter", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  3. As a temperance man, I could not have done otherwise, although I thought it proper to submit the question to the people by the use of the secret ballot. - "Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1", George Boutwell.