[ UK /ˈæbstɪnənt/ ]
[ US /ˈæbstənənt/ ]
[ US /ˈæbstənənt/ ]
self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink
not totally abstinent but abstemious
- a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
How To Use abstinent In A Sentence
- In our opinion, the fact that in our study 10% of participants unwilling or unable to stop smoking at baseline were abstinent at two years clearly gives support to the idea that smoking reduction can be a step towards abstinence.
- Encouraging teens to be abstinent is a worthy (if impossible) goal, but not at the expense of leaving them unprepared to practice safe sex. Blog for Choice 2008 | spazeboy
- Similarly, some very health-minded people will do the healthy thing and remain abstinent until marriage, then remain faithful to their spouses. Matthew Yglesias » Health and Wealth
- Paradise, how abstinently would he have walked by that tree! Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions Together with Death's Duel
- AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) says just to sever your ties with those people to be sure that you stay abstinent. Alcohol intake of friends, family impact your drinking habits
- Some told The Daily Telegraph that they had no intention of assuring their bishops that they will be sexually abstinent when they ‘marry’ their partners.
- In such a traditionally abstinent group, abuse of alcohol leads to shame and loss of traditional culture.
- Elsewhere I have shown that even the requirement for church leaders to be "abstinent" (1 Tim 3: 2) finds its precedent in the Old Testament strict prohibition against the use of alcoholic beverages by the priests (Lev 10: 9) .32 The construction of the phrase without article "mias gunaikos andra - one-wife-man" emphasizes the moral character of the individual as being totally committed to one woman. Recently Uploaded Slideshows
- There's nothing in the world wrong with encouraging adolescents to be abstinent as long as possible.
- It is therefore highly unlikely that he will be abstinent from alcohol unless he was sectioned and in a locked environment.