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abstain from

To refrain from consuming something or doing some activity. Katie wants to lose weight, so she has vowed to abstain from sugar.
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abstain from something

to avoid some activity or the use of some substance, such as alcohol, drugs, sex, or food. They abstained from hard liquor and any other kind of intoxicants.
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abstain from

v.
To have made a deliberate choice not to do something: I abstained from eating fatty foods when I was on my diet. The minister abstained from drinking alcohol.
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References in classic literature ?
Nevertheless a prince ought to inspire fear in such a way that, if he does not win love, he avoids hatred; because he can endure very well being feared whilst he is not hated, which will always be as long as he abstains from the property of his citizens and subjects and from their women.
NNA - Future bloc MP, Hadi Hbeish, on Tuesday called for holding each MP that abstains from the presidential election session accountable.
Lebanon will be in a pickle, but whether it votes or abstains from voting at the UNSC, the West will still be able to impose further sanctions against the Persian state, he went on to say.
The manager abstains from selling the stock for $10 on Monday and instead sells on Wednesday, after the good news has boosted ABC's stock price to $12.
The CEO abstains from selling until the earnings are released.
She abstains from selling until after the good news is released and the price has risen to $12 per share.
40) If CEO abstains from selling ABC shares at time [T.
45) The important point, however, is that if CEO merely abstains from selling when she learns good news and effects her previously planned sale when she learns bad news, she will expect, on average, to beat the market.
If, on the other hand, CEO learns that ABC will underperform the market, she abstains from purchasing the stock and remains invested in the market-wide index fund.
The (airport) agreement would be valid so long as she discloses her interest in the contract in the minutes of the Planning Board, abstains from participating in any consideration of the agreement and does not attempt to influence any other member of the Planning Board concerning the agreement,'' wrote lawyer William B.
Accordingly, he abstains from opposing the proposal of the Election Committee.
The abstaining in New York ASSAFIR: Lebanon's refrainment from refusing sanctions on Iran raises embarrassing questions Governmental schism revives political tension FUTURE: Hariri briefs Moubarak on the results of his USA visit and meets Erdogan on Thursday The cabinet is divided so Lebanon abstains from voting AD-DIYAR: "Iran's sanctions" shakes Doha governmental accord Equal voting in the cabinet embarrasses Lebanon towards Washington and Tehran Sleiman votes with the opposition and Jumblatt takes Saudi advice into consideration DAILY STAR: Security Council approves new sanctions against Iran
Fish is very good - I have to say that, coming from Boston,'' said Law, who abstains from meat in his home Fridays.
In the new study of 1,774 heart-disease patients, researchers found that the risk of a healthy 50-year-old man having a heart attack within the two-hour danger zone following sex is about two in a million, compared with the one in a million chance of a heart attack if he abstains from sex entirely.
Personal Note: The Man generally abstains from sex from 24 to 48 days before columns, but this is not so much a standing rule as it is sad reality.