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EtymologyEdit

abstemious +‎ -ly

PronunciationEdit

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AdverbEdit

abstemiously (comparative more abstemiously, superlative most abstemiously)

  1. Marked by abstinence or restraint, especially in relation to food or drink. [First attested in the early 18th century.][1]
    He lived abstemiously for his entire life, eschewing pleasure for purity.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “abstemiously” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 9.