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temperance
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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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
  • It was, indeed, quite true that the household had not been shining examples either of temperance, soberness, or chastity.
    6 — The Convert (79% in)

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