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temperance
used in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

3 uses
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Definition
not drinking alcohol because it is thought to be harmful

or:

moderation (not doing something excessively) — such as not eating or drinking too much
  • And after supper he talked to him about temperance and such things till the old man cried, and said he'd been a fool, and fooled away his life;
    Chapter 5 (77% in)
temperance = not drinking alcohol because it is thought to be harmful
  • Well, I'd ben a-running' a little temperance revival thar 'bout a week, and was the pet of the women folks, big and little, for I was makin' it mighty warm for the rummies, I TELL you, and...
    Chapter 19 (49% in)
  • temperance = discouraging the drinking of alcohol
  • First they done a lecture on temperance; but they didn't make enough for them both to get drunk on.
    Chapter 31 (3% in)
temperance = discouraging the drinking of alcohol
There are no more uses of "temperance" in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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