abeyance

[ uh-bey-uhns ]SEE DEFINITION OF abeyance

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABEYANCE

"The punishment lies in abeyance for the present," explained Hamish.

It would have been hard to bear had she not known what a triumph she held in abeyance.

The pomp and magnificence of sunset were in abeyance to-night, were laid aside.

Perhaps they are sending Maria Angelina away to keep her in abeyance!

His will was in abeyance, and to her intense relief he got up and followed her.

That, however, was necessarily kept in abeyance during Jack's presence.

So absorbed is he, that bodily pain and Sir Donald are in abeyance.

When a man is acting with his inclination, his will is in abeyance.

The subject stood in abeyance while she feasted and took thought.

During the growth of the teeth the sympathetic mode is held in abeyance.

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