- 1881, The National Temperance League's annual, page 39:
- Side by side with the teetotal society, there is, at the Hague, a Neerlandish Society for the Prohibition of Strong Drinks, whose President — Heer JL de Jonge — described himself as a nephalist.
- 1865 "Obituary: The Late Professor Miller," Edinburgh medical journal - Volume 10, Part 1, 92:
- [...] but he was at the same time so zealous and scrupulously honest a nephalist, as he called himself, that he immediately gave up the use of wine when the distinctness of the need for it became obscured.
From Ancient Greek νηφάλιος (nēphalios, “sober”), from νήφω (nēphō, “to be sober”)