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Intemperance meaning

intemperance - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of becoming, or state of being, intemperate; excess in any kind of action or indulgence; any immoderate indulgence of the appetites or passions.
  2. 2. Specifically: Habitual or excessive indulgence in alcoholic liquors.
  3. 3. Want of moderation or self- restraint; excess, especially in the use of alcoholic liquors.
  4. 4. Excess; habitual drunkenness.

intemperance - examples of usage

  1. No Sunday- school library is complete without some well- chosen volumes showing the evils of intemperance, the great curse which good men and women are everywhere endeavoring to remove.
  2. At these, not only did he preach the Gospel of Christ, but he made a point of telling the men the blessings of temperance; and it was by his influence that later on a society was formed in the regiment, and various attractions were placed before the men to keep them from intemperance.
  3. His height was suited to the dimensions of a small craft, and then, having stated that his face was red, not from intemperance, but from sun and spray, I think that I have sufficiently described our most excellent chum.
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