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synonyms for abeyance

  • discontinuation
  • dormancy
  • inactivity
  • intermission
  • latency
  • postponement
  • quiescence
  • recess
  • remission
  • suspension
  • waiting
  • temporarily deferred

antonyms for abeyance

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  • continuation
  • action
  • activity
  • continuance
  • operation
  • renewal
  • revival
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How to use abeyance in a sentence

However, following outrage, it decided on June 29 to keep the move in abeyance.
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Not a single one of his fellow conservatives joined his call to hold what he called a “not only unusual, but unprecedented,” law in abeyance until lower courts and the justices could examine it more closely.
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It’s unclear when lenders will end the abeyance awarded all of those delinquent mortgages.
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Or were they merely orthodox through a more uneven balancing of their qualities, the animal in abeyance?
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
My own direct correspondence with Mr. Baxter is now about three months in abeyance.
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Fettes, with various liquors singing in his head, returned home with devious footsteps and a mind entirely in abeyance.
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Dashwood retired with Bute and the barony of Despencer was called out of abeyance in his favour.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
Still, public feeling was so strong that by the middle of the century the laws had almost fallen into abeyance.
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Just as well that elections had been suspended and bade fair to continue indefinitely in abeyance.
SECURITYPOUL WILLIAM ANDERSON
Doubtless the man hurls his thrift into abeyance; and blazes out with conspicuous splendor, on this occasion.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. VII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
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WORDS RELATED TO ABEYANCE

  • abeyance
  • cold storage
  • limbo
  • suspension
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