in abeyance


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in abeyance

in reserve. Until the judge determined that the evidence could be used in the trial, it was held in abeyance. I kept my opinion in abeyance.
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Some minutes before midday the first driblets of metal began to flow; the reservoirs filled little by little; and, by the time that the whole melting was completely accomplished, it was kept in abeyance for a few minutes in order to facilitate the separation of foreign substances.
His natural inclination to blame, hitherto kept entirely in abeyance toward his father by the predisposition to think him always right, simply on the ground that he was Tom Tulliver's father, was turned into this new channel by his mother's plaints; and with his indignation against Wakem there began to mingle some indignation of another sort.
The beginning of November found its date still in abeyance, though he asked her at the most tempting times.
Jaggers being highly dictatorial, and Wemmick obstinately justifying himself whenever there was the smallest point in abeyance for a moment.
John, meanwhile, sat collapsed, his chin sunk upon his chest, his mind in abeyance.
Animated by this reflection, he stumps faster, and looks a long way before him, as a man with an ambitious project in abeyance often will do.
Nowadays the military profession is in abeyance and the magisterial robe is the badge of honor.
Our judgment must still be in abeyance," said Professor Challenger, with a huge slab of whitish-colored flesh across his knee.
While the succession was yet in abeyance, he assisted his mother in the conduct of a snug tobacco business round the corner of Horsemonger Lane (his father being a non-resident turnkey), which could usually command a neat connection within the College walls.
While these affairs were in abeyance, our visit to Mr.
Katharine's common sense, which had been in abeyance for the past week or two, still failed her, and she could only ask, "But where's your luggage?
The federal government and the CDA had thrashed out phase-I and phase-II plans to either upgrade the recognised slums or shift them to an alternate place but the shortage of funds and non-identification of land has put the scheme in abeyance.
The negotiations are presently in abeyance in view of review of the model text of BIPA.
Zafar appearing at a local TV channels had more than once remarked: \"Suspension or keeping the constitution in abeyance was not an offence in November 3, 2007, as it was added to the article 6 in the 18th amendment\".
Muscat: The Majlis Al Shura has welcomed His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said's order to postpone the Council of Ministers' decision, keeping in abeyance the economic laws to regulate the market.