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
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.
The fountain pays tribute to the temperance movement, a seemingly fitting nod to a state that is only now on the cusp of allowing Sunday alcohol sales at grocery stores and whose homegrown Vice President Mike Pence drinks non-alcoholic beer.
There was a lot of money in the anti-suffrage campaign from the liquor industry, because many suffragists also supported the temperance movement, and from the manufacturers, because women voters might want to outlaw child labor.
By the turn of the 20th century, the temperance movement had gotten even stronger, with a number of prominent organizations pushing for reform.
In 1846, Frederick Douglass most likely provoked some temperance leaders at a rally in London by declaring that slavery was an even greater evil than alcoholism.
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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
: 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.
TEMPERANCE Defined for Kids
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