- 1881 January 26, Bishop of Goulburn, quoted in “Church of England Temperance Society”:
- The medical profession is somewhat divided in its estimate of the comparative value of temperance and of nephalism in promoting the designs which we have in view.
- 1881, Rev. M. de Colleville, “Alcoholic Intemperance in Continental States”, in The National Temperance League's Annual, page 45:
- May the Lord have mercy on the drunkards of Continental Europe, […] and reclaim them all through the initiatory labours of those who, by nephalism brought back to the practice of the Gospel, have thus been so wonderfully saved from utter ruin and desolation.
From Ancient Greek νηφάλιος (nēphalios, “sober”), from νήφω (nēphō, “to be sober”)