ABSTEMIOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ABSTEMIOUS
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 a.  sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
Classic Sentence:
1  But for all this, the great negro was wonderfully abstemious, not to say dainty.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
2  "Their singular abstemiousness and temperance," said De Bracy, forgetting the plan which promised him a Saxon bride.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
Example Sentence:
1  Concerned whether her vegetarian son's abstemious diet provided him with sufficient protein, the worried mother pressed food on him.