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abstemious
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
not doing too much of something such as eating or drinking
  • Mr. Wrench, generally abstemious, often drank wine rather freely at a party, getting the more irritable in consequence.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (16% in)
  • It was ill-chosen; for Mr. Brooke was an abstemious man, and to drink a second glass of sherry quickly at no great interval from the first was a surprise to his system which tended to scatter his energies instead of collecting them.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (72% in)

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