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The week's end found him a little further in debt, in spite of abstention.
Then your whole service has been abstention from positive treachery for your own ends?
Doesn't often take part in Debate; showed to-night that abstention is not due to lack of debating faculty.
Their abstention was not noticed by their fellows in the excitement of the time.
I attributed much of my freedom from the diseases to which others succumbed to abstention from water drinking.
Why should we try to make it appear that abstention from lying is a virtue?
He had asked for them; he had earned them, not by his work only, but by his abstention from two pieces of bread per diem.
Political liberty, however, has not only a meaning of abstention, but a meaning of participation.
He believed that she had a very sweet reason behind her abstention.
Their results, however, seemed sufficient reason for abstention.
abstention 1520s, from Fr., from L. abstentionem (nom. abstentio) "the act of retaining," from abstentus, pp. of abstinere (see abstain).