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abstinence  abstaining  abstemious  abstention  Abstinance
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Act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite WordNet 3.0
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Abstinence is a self-enforced restraint from indulging in bodily activities that are widely experienced as giving pleasure. Wikipedia
Self-enforced restraint from indulging in an activity Wikidata
The voluntary forbearance of any action, especially the refraining from an indulgence of appetite, or from customary gratifications of animal or sensual propensities. OmegaWiki
The act or practice of abstaining, refraining from indulging a desire or appetite. Wiktionary
The act or practice of abstaining. Wiktionary (translation)
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Penance, fasts, and abstinence, / To punish bodies for the soul's offense. - John Dryden. Wiktionary
The abstinence from a present pleasure that offers itself is a pain, nay, oftentimes, a very great one. — John Locke. Wiktionary
Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. — St Augustine. Wiktionary
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