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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abstainer  \Ab*stain"er\,  n. 
  One  who  abstains;  esp.,  one  who  abstains  from  the  use  of 
  intoxicating  liquors. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abstainer 
  n  1:  practices  self  denial  as  spiritual  discipline  [syn:  {ascetic}] 
  2:  refrains  from  intoxicating  beverages  [syn:  {abstinent}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ABSTAINER,  n.  A  weak  person  who  yields  to  the  temptation  of  denying 
  himself  a  pleasure.  A  total  abstainer  is  one  who  abstains  from 
  everything  but  abstention,  and  especially  from  inactivity  in  the 
  affairs  of  others 
 
  Said  a  man  to  a  crapulent  youth:  "I  thought 
  You  a  total  abstainer,  my  son." 
  "So  I  am  so  I  am,"  said  the  scrapgrace  caught  -- 
  "But  not  sir,  a  bigoted  one." 
  G.J. 
 
 




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