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It is not the right of any one, according to his pleasure, to abstain from entering into Covenant with God.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
Let it be put forth in leading to abstain from countenancing an evil constitution, and to raise above the fear of consequences.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
So the campers obtained fresh meat, and all were very glad to abstain awhile from bacon.
GOLD-SEEKING ON THE DALTON TRAILARTHUR R. THOMPSON
It is therefore obligatory upon us to abstain as far as possible from referring to expressions that are calculated to alarm.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
In concluding this notice of Roe, I cannot refrain from expressing a hope that gentlemen will abstain from the use of it.
THE TEESDALE ANGLERR LAKELAND
And so, whether from choice or from necessity, he stood in the letter by his promise to abstain from republican agitation.
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
Let them bind her commerce and restrict her manufactures, but abstain from demanding money without the consent of her people.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
That wool might not be wanting, they entered into resolutions to abstain from eating lambs.
THE LOYALISTS OF AMERICA AND THEIR TIMES, VOL. 1 OF 2EGERTON RYERSON
Zoroaster had done this, long before: "Whenever thou art in doubt as to whether an action is good or bad, abstain from it."
THE CHRISTIAN RELIGIONROBERT G. INGERSOLL
Who can abstain themselves from laughter, when they see such a marked sheep come out of the Wine Cellar?
THE TEN PLEASURES OF MARRIAGE AND THE CONFESSION OF THE NEW-MARRIED COUPLE (1682)A. MARSH
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