Noun(1) the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol(2) act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite
(1) The British anti-drink-driving campaigns try to scare you into complete abstinence .(2) Many people who go on methadone programmes, the softer alternative to abstinence , remain on them for years.(3) The most effective way to avoid the symptoms of alcohol induced hangover is to practise abstinence or moderation.(4) In food matters they sought to maintain an equilibrium between abstinence and indulgence.(5) I started drinking again after six years of abstinence(6) Outside unprotected sex within marriage he is an advocate of strict abstinence .(7) My unplanned and almost month long period of abstinence from alcohol finally came to an end last night, with four gin and tonics.(8) After 12 months, the researchers intend to shift the addicts to methadone or abstinence .(9) These effects disappeared after a period of abstinence from alcohol consumption.(10) On the other side of drunkenness there is a no less committed balance of prohibition and abstinence in England.(11) How did she quit drinking five years ago, and how did she maintain abstinence for several years?(12) I have no problem with someone who wants to promote abstinence .(13) This is presented to those who commit themselves to abstinence for life.(14) It is also important to note that most patients reported reduced use rather than abstinence .(15) A growing lobby, here and in America, preaches abstinence , not education.(16) abstinence from premarital intercourse
(1) abstinence :: onthouding
1. teetotalism ::
2. celibacy ::
3. refraining from ::
4. abstention ::
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