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intemperance


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intemperance  \In*tem"per*ance\,  n.  [F.  intemp['e]rance,  L. 
  intemperantia  See  {In-}  not  and  {Temperance}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  becoming,  or  state  of  being  intemperate; 
  excess  in  any  kind  of  action  or  indulgence;  any  immoderate 
  indulgence  of  the  appetites  or  passions. 
 
  God  is  in  every  creature;  be  cruel  toward  none, 
  neither  abuse  any  by  intemperance.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  Some  as  thou  sawest  by  violent  stroke  shall  die, 
  By  fire,  flood,  famine,  by  intemperance  more  In 
  meats  and  drinks.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Specifically:  Habitual  or  excessive  indulgence  in 
  alcoholic  liquors. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intemperance 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  intemperate  [ant:  {temperance}] 
  2:  consumption  of  alcoholic  drinks  [syn:  {intemperateness}] 
  3:  immoderate  indulgence  of  bodily  appetites  [syn:  {intemperateness}, 
  {self-indulgence}] 




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