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
Recent Examples of temperance from the Web
By 1910, when the leafy temperance town of Hollywood merged with its big sister to the east, the enlarged city’s population was over 300,000.
Stoddard wrote scores of books and pamphlets about temperance and traveled to Europe between 1909 and 1926 to represent the United States in international anti-alcohol congresses.
After all, the Methodists were leaders in the temperance movement.
However, sad to say, President Calvin Coolidge (himself an advocate of temperance, especially during Prohibition) allowed some chickens to eat up the bed of fresh mint that had flourished at the White House during TR's tenure.
Another staunch New England Dry was Cora Frances Stoddard, who spent her entire life promoting temperance.
Romans 13:1 had been quoted on a variety of topics—including capital punishment and temperance—prior to the Civil War.
Grinspan is first seen in the series displaying a cast iron axe meant to poke fun at longtime temperance leader Carrie Nation, known for attacking barrooms with a hatchet.
That said, today’s Westminster looks like a temperance meeting compared with the Westminster of old.
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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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