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Word of the Day 05/20/20

Temperance (noun)
tem·per·ance [tem-per-uhns, tem-pruhns]
(previously 06-10-13)

noun
1. moderation or self-restraint in action, statement, etc.; self-control.
2. habitual moderation in the indulgence of a natural appetite or passion, especially in the use of alcoholic liquors.
3. total abstinence from alcoholic liquors.

OTHER WORDS FROM TEMPERANCE
an·ti·tem·per·ance, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO TEMPERANCE
control, stoicism, self-denial, measure, mortification, teetotalism, abstemiousness, continence, soberness, discretion, self-control, frugality, sobriety, restraint, sacrifice, prudence, prohibition, moderation, austerity, constraint

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Origin: 1200–50; Middle English temperaunce < Anglo-French < Latin temperantia self-control. See temper, -ance

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR TEMPERANCE
More importantly, Longworth viewed wine as a critical piece of the temperance movement.
AMERICA’S FIRST GREAT WINE…MADE IN 1842|JORDAN SALCITO|NOVEMBER 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST

It might be a good deal better for you if you had lived up to the principles of temperance yourself.
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF BEN HOGAN, THE WICKEDEST MAN IN THE WORLD|BENEDICT HOGAN

They are such as reason must admire, for they are the result of industry, temperance, and freedom.
TRAVELS IN NORTH AMERICA, FROM MODERN WRITERS|WILLIAM BINGLEY

In vain I preached patience and resignation, peace and temperance.
LADY EUREKA, V. 2 (OF 3)|ROBERT FOLKESTONE WILLIAMS

Economy is the parent of integrity, of liberty and of ease, and the beauteous sister of temperance, of cheerfulness and health.
MANY THOUGHTS OF MANY MINDS|VARIOUS

Most girls jump at a man who's in good wages and a temperance man, and sought after, like me.
ALL SORTS AND CONDITIONS OF MEN|WALTER BESANT

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