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And is not total abstinence the only safe side for the abstainer himself?

You have always, then, been an abstainer since you came to the colony?

The abstainer, like the Nazirite, is his own witness, his own judge.

The bishop asked me the other day whether I was an abstainer.

"All right," said the major, regarding an abstainer with disfavour.

The master then, being an abstainer, should also give some care to his diet.

Again we had the bottle between us, but Reverdy was an abstainer.

The brandy I did not touch, for I have been an abstainer from my birth.

He has taken ale or porter at times, "under doctor's counsel," but in general he has been an "abstainer."

The French abstainer makes less fuss; the French drinker gives less offence.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "one who practices self-denial," agent noun from abstain.

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