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The state Senate voted on Wednesday to abolish the death penalty, with all 21 Democrats in favor while 17 Republicans opposed and one abstained.
VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY POISED FOR HISTORIC VOTES TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA AND END DEATH PENALTYGREGORY S. SCHNEIDER, LAURA VOZZELLAFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It gives users a thermometer for daily temperature checks and claims to indicate when the user is ovulating and should either abstain from sex or use protection to prevent pregnancy.
BACHELOR STARS ARE PROMOTING A BIRTH CONTROL APP ON INSTAGRAM THAT EXPERTS SAY USES ONE OF THE LEAST EFFECTIVE CONTRACEPTIVE METHODSMEGAN MCCLUSKEYFEBRUARY 4, 2021TIME
While some criticisms of the tradition may be valid, the fact is that abstaining from or reducing alcohol intake, at any time, is an admirable endeavor—not a reason to shame people.
KEEP DRY JANUARY GOING ALL YEAR WITH THESE CUTTING-EDGE NON-ALCOHOLIC COCKTAILSBY DAN Q. DAO/SAVEURFEBRUARY 2, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
He said he had hoped to vote against it but instead would abstain from voting, to make clear that he disapproved of Chase’s behavior.
VIRGINIA SENATOR WHO CALLED U.S. CAPITOL RIOTERS ‘PATRIOTS’ IS CENSUREDGREGORY S. SCHNEIDERJANUARY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Employees at Google have called on the company to abstain from work in the oil and gas industry, citing environmental concerns, and work with authoritarian regimes.
GOOGLE’S ARAMCO DEAL RISKS IRKING STAFF OVER OIL, SAUDI POLITICSVERNE KOPYTOFFDECEMBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
On Tuesday, 54 Tory MPs voted against their own party’s restrictions—a large enough number that the bill could have been defeated if Labour, the main opposition party, hadn’t abstained from the vote.
ENGLAND’S PRE-CHRISTMAS LOCKDOWN IS OVER. NOW EVERYONE IS FIGHTING ABOUT WHAT COMES NEXTKDUNN6DECEMBER 2, 2020FORTUNE
This is where you start the year abstaining from alcohol for the whole month.
ASK AMY: SCOTCH AND WINE MIGHT LEAD TO A PROBLEMAMY DICKINSONNOVEMBER 22, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Abstaining from certain practices in which idolaters engaged, they were ceremonially holy.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
There is little merit, I should think, in abstaining from such a constant use of medicine.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
The city was taken, it is said, by waiting for the day of fast, on which the Jews were in the habit of abstaining from all work.
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WORDS RELATED TO ABSTAINING

  • abstaining
  • abstemiousness
  • continence
  • moderation
  • refraining
  • self-restraint
  • soberness
  • teetotalism
  • temperance
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