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Sentence count:63+2 Only show simple sentencesPosted:2016-11-08Updated:2020-07-24
Synonym: do withoutrefrainwithholdAntonym: indulgeSimilar words: sustainsustainablemaintainabstractabstinenceabstemiousobstaclesubstanceMeaning: v. 1. refrain from voting 2. choose not to consume. 
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1. The first step to virtue is to abstain from vice. 
2. He took a vow to abstain from alcohol/smoking/sex.
3. Abstain from sex or use condoms.
4. Patrons are requested to abstain from smoking in the restaurant.
5. His doctor ordered him to abstain from beer and wine.
6. Do you drink alcohol, smoke, or abstain?
7. The leaders asked their representatives to abstain from voting.
8. Pilots must abstain from alcohol for 24 hours before flying.
9. Only 10 percent abstain by choice.
10. The sex education program encourages teens to abstain.
11. Teens are being urged to abstain from sex.
12. Trial volunteers are told to abstain from watching TV for a month.
13. This unanimity encouraged local leaders to abstain from political initiatives and to concentrate on local and day-to-day issues.
14. The Opposition has agreed to abstain,[] which means the Government will win a clear majority.
15. For the entire month, families abstain from eating and drinking during daylight hours in an act of sacrifice and purification.
16. Junior politicians are supposed to abstain from criticizing the government.
17. Catholics are supposed to abstain from meat on Good Friday.
18. You should abstain from food and caffeinated drinks before the operation.
19. I will continue to abstain until Britain regains its independence.
20. Babies born to women who did not abstain from drinking during pregnancy also tend to exhibit abnormal sleep patterns after birth.
21. In old age, he should abstain from acquisitiveness.
22. Abstain from drug abuse and alcohol use.
23. The doctor has advised him to abstain from smoking.
24. You are laying up trouble for yourself if you don't abstain from beer and wine.
25. They say it would be political suicide for the party to abstain.
26. He was the eighth of 18 Cabinet ministers to say he might abstain or vote against an agreement.
27. Voting is compulsory, except for registered anarchists, who are allowed to abstain, provided they fill in the correct forms.
28. Most of the church members drink only moderately or abstain completely.
29. Therapeutics may lag behind, possibly for decades, so I will abstain from discussing these aspects here.
30. And for once in my weak, vulnerable, market-driven life, I abstain.
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