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teetotal

Referring to complete abstinence from alcohol consumption.
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Stated in the handbook 'General Information about Cosme Co-operative Colony, Paraguay', these principles were: 'Communal owning of wealth, co-operative organisation of labor, communal sharing of earnings, government on democratic basis, and the upholding of home-living, life marriage, teetotalism and the color line'.
Westerners played an indispensable role in transforming India's caste-based teetotalism into an organized movement: "the temperance movement in India was organized, patronized, and instructed by English temperance agitators.
In common with other women lecturers, Balfour started out as a temperance campaigner, possibly helped by the emergence of teetotalism and the subsequent exodus of middle-class worthies from support of the movement in the northern industrial districts.
Murray claimed that teetotalism was against Christ's teachings, and that the manufacture and distribution of alcohol were moral since Christ had done both.
His support for teetotalism, or at least a marked degree of temperance, can also be explained in this framework because temperance necessitated the sacrifice of immediate for future pleasures.
She had been to Paraguay in 1895, as a member of William Lane's ill-fated attempt to found Cosme, an utopian socialist community based on the guiding principles of the Colour-Line, Teetotalism, Communism and Life-Marriage.
The rights and wrongs of imbibing is not for me to judge as I am a teetotalism supporter, but that is a form of negative excess on the other side of the swing of the pendulum
During much of the 1800's Aberglasney was home to the Phillips and John Walters Philipps families (the latter taking the "more aristocratic" spelling on inheriting the estate) before being passed to the Mayhews in 1872, with Colonel Mayhew remembered for his fierce teetotalism.
Organised teetotalism, a social movement whose avowed goal was the 'annihilation of alcohol', was a radical take on the somewhat patrician anti-spirits movement that appeared in Britain around 1829.