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  • Three small whiskies had gone to his head and Gallaher’s strong cigar had confused his mind, for he was a delicate and abstinent person.

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  • Both of us were feeling the mild and pleasant strain of abstinence, and now, safely removed from curious eyes and ears, we came together with an impact that made my lips and fingers tingle with a rush of blood.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • It was a personal feat of abstinence.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief

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