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abstinence
used in The Screwtape Letters

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Definition
choosing not to do something — typically refraining from something such as alcohol or sex for self-benefit
  • The Enemy's demand on humans takes the form of a dilemma; either complete abstinence or unmitigated monogamy.
    Chapter 18 (7% in)
  • Keep him wondering what pride or lack of faith has delivered him into your hands when a simple enquiry into what he has been eating or drinking for the last twenty-four hours would show him whence your ammunition comes and thus enable him by a very little abstinence to imperil your lines of communication.
    Chapter 17 (88% in)

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