Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers Section IV. Moral Affections
4. Moral Practice
NOUN: TEMPERANCE, moderation, sobriety, soberness.
forbearance, abnegation; self-denial, self-restraint, self-control ( resolution) [See Resolution].
ABSTINENCE, abstemiousness, asceticism; Encratism, prohibition; frugality; vegetarianism, teetotalism, total abstinence; system of -Pythagoras, - Cornaro; Pythagorism, Stoicism.
ABSTAINER, Pythagorean, gymnosophist; nephalist, teetotaler [See Sobriety]; Encratite, vegetarian, fruitarian, hydropot [ rare]; ascetic [See Churchdom].
VERB: BE TEMPERATE &c. adj.; abstain, forbear, refrain, deny oneself, spare; know when one has had enough; take the pledge; prohibit; control the -old Adam, - carnal man, - fleshly lusts; refrain from indulgence, look not upon the wine when it is red.
ADJECTIVE: TEMPERATE, moderate, sober, frugal, sparing, abstemious, abstinent; within compass; measured ( sufficient) [See Sufficiency].
Pythagorean; vegetarian, fruitarian; teetotal.
QUOTATIONS: Appetitus rationi obediant.Cicero
Labstenir pour jouir cest l épicurisme de la raison.Rousseau
Trahit sua quemque voluptas.Vergil
Feed on pulse, Drink the clear stream, and nothing wear but frieze.Milton
Holy dictate of spare Temperance.
Milton At rich mens tables eaten bread and pulse.Emerson