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temperance
used in Moby Dick

2 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
  • Yet Dives himself, he too lives like a Czar in an ice palace made of frozen sighs, and being a president of a temperance society, he only drinks the tepid tears of orphans.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (38% in)
  • "There is some sneaking Temperance Society movement about this business," he suddenly added, now approaching Starbuck, who had just come from forward.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (94% in)

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