Thesaurus / abstain
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
Prussia will abstain from hostilities for five days, during which Austria will have to notify acceptance of preliminaries.
THE STORY OF THE ATLANTIC TELEGRAPHHENRY M. (HENRY MARTYN) FIELD
By the many chances of war, I have learned when it is proper to fight, when to abstain from fighting.
THE HISTORY OF ROME, BOOKS 37 TO THE ENDTITUS LIVIUS
After passing his fiftieth year an individual should abstain from venesection.
OLD-TIME MAKERS OF MEDICINEJAMES J. WALSH
Did they abstain from even exhorting masters to emancipate their slaves, though an imperative duty, from fear of consequences?
Knowing the law, and being perhaps a respectable, religious person, he is anxious to abstain from all appearance of evil.
A SHEPHERD'S LIFEW. H. HUDSON
I warned them at the beginning to abstain from clamour of this sort and to carry on the affair rather with writings and arguments.
DESIDERIUS ERASMUS OF ROTTERDAMEPHRAIM EMERTON
Needham earnestly advises young players to abstain from them.
ASSOCIATION FOOTBALLJOHN CAMERON
They are afraid that some of their usual supporters will abstain from voting.
LORD LYONS: A RECORD OF BRITISH DIPLOMACYTHOMAS WODEHOUSE LEGH NEWTON
During this period they eat only once a day, abstain from meat and lentils, do not get shaved and do not visit their wives.
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