Examples of temperance in a Sentence
The minister preached about temperance.
my father attributes his ripe old age to temperance in all things, especially eating and drinking
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That said, today’s Westminster looks like a temperance meeting compared with the Westminster of old.
Moreover, the temperance movement in the United States began decades after his death.
Quilts have been made for the abolitionist, temperance and environmental movements and, more recently, in response to gun violence.
The protesters do not appear to see any temperance in the officers' actions, however.
Audience members will be invited to join in temperance songs.
The temperance movement is upturned by drinking songs and free beer passed out by the dandy minions.
All, with the possible exception of temperance, were honored in the century to follow.
And France’s plans exemplify a digital temperance movement that might yet become widespread.
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Did You Know?
Since temperance means basically "moderation", you might assume that, with respect to alcohol, temperance would mean moderate consumption, or "social drinking". Instead, the word has usually meant the prohibition of all alcohol. To temperance leaders such as Carry Nation, the safest form of drinking was no alcohol at all. Believing she was upholding the law, Nation began her hatchet-swinging attacks on saloons, known as "hatchetations", in the 1890s. National prohibition did eventually come—and go—but largely through the efforts of more temperate (that is, moderate) reformers.
TEMPERANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of temperance for English Language Learners
: the practice of drinking little or no alcohol
: the practice of always controlling your actions, thoughts, or feelings so that you do not eat or drink too much, become too angry, etc.
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