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  • But for all this, the great negro was wonderfully abstemious, not to say dainty.

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  • She had begun to drink, not heavily—what she drank did not even hesitantly slur her speech—but the three or four mild glasses of whiskey and water she downed during that gray wet afternoon comprised a surprising departure for one who, like Nathan, had been relatively abstemious.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • You know me: I am busy from morning till night and abstemious, so of course I am well.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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