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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishabstemiousab‧ste‧mi‧ous /əbˈstiːmiəs/ adjective formal  NOT HAVEcareful not to have too much food, drink etcabstemiousness noun [uncountable]
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abstemiousThe T'ang was usually abstemious, but tonight his mood seemed different.Ken, meanwhile, was living a more abstemious existence on stage.But such people are abstemious in many other ways, e.g. they do not drink tea.I try to be a reasonably abstemious individual.Archibald is moved by the inappropriateness of the gift; he is known as the most abstemious man around.Gallstones he'd had and, though an abstemious man, gout.In some ways, Livesey seems to have led an abstemious, not to say ascetic life.
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