Thesaurus / abstention

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The Unionists leaders, however, whom we can absolutely trust, have decided that abstention from debate would be an error.

If he were not going to build on the ground so carefully prepared, to what end this wariness and this abstention?

The Long NightStanley Weyman

The output—again a beautiful word—of the age is lessened by this abstention.

The Colour of LifeAlice Meynell

To this abstention he added the most practical proof of good will.

Her abstention, however, was not owing to any objection of principle, but purely to considerations of domestic legislation.

It must, however, be admitted that the abstainers from it have been to some extent justified in their abstention.

The English NovelGeorge Saintsbury

Abstention from injury is the highest virtue, and is, I ween, even higher than the highest object of attainment.

Many public ceremonies are not accompanied by any requirement of abstention from food.

Abstention from voting is to be treated as a vote against the proposal under discussion.

It forbids him certain enjoyments here, and promises him as a reward for his abstention a greater benefit hereafter.

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