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Definition of Abstainer

  ABSTAINER   noun
A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.  A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others.

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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