Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an abstinent manner; with abstinence.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. With abstinence.
- abstinent + -ly (Wiktionary)
“Mr. Thrale never will live abstinently, till he can persuade himself to live by rule .”
“The "herbivores" - a trend in Japan of men who live abstinently and take women as friends instead of lovers - is often trotted out in articles about the fall of masculinity, the subtext being that once guys start to be emotionally nuanced part-time househusbands, they will no longer possess a primal drive for sex.”
“Paradise, how abstinently would he have walked by that tree!”
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