from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. With abstinence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an abstinent manner; with abstinence.


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abstinent +‎ -ly


  • 'Mr. Thrale never will live abstinently, till he can persuade himself to live by rule [1307].

    Life of Johnson

  • 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.

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  • Paradise, how abstinently would he have walked by that tree!

    Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions Together with Death's Duel


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