abstain from

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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 ?
The workmen abstained from meat, drink, fresh air, good clothes, decent lodging, holidays, money, the society of their families, and pretty nearly everything that makes life worth living, which was perhaps the reason why they usually died twenty years or so sooner than people in our circumstances.
I abstained from entering into particulars for Magdalen's sake, and I made no allusion to that letter of Mrs.
I could only conclude that she had something important to say in relation to herself or to me--and that for reasons of her own she unwillingly abstained from giving expression to it at that time.
Some considerating touch of humanity was in him; for at times like these, he usually abstained from patrolling the quarter-deck; because to his wearied mates, seeking repose within six inches of his ivory heel, such would have been the reverberating crack and din of that bony step, that their dreams would have been of the crunching teeth of sharks.
Represents votes held directly or indirectly by members of Champion's Board of Directors, Key Management Personnel which were excluded from voting plus 566,100 Ordinary Shares which abstained from voting.
Legarda, however, said earlier she abstained from voting 'out of delicadeza.'
Silver Bull is pleased to announce that the Shareholders have ratified and approved the appointment of Smythe LLP, as auditors of the Company (125,495,838 or 96.60% voted "For", 2,433,884 or 1.87% voted "Against" and 1,974,679 or 1.52% abstained from voting) until the next annual meeting of shareholders or until their successor is appointed, at a remuneration to be fixed by the Company's directors.
Plaid's four MPs all abstained from the from the Customs Union, but in favour of the other three.
LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court on Friday issued notices to 69 members of the National Assembly who had abstained from voting for the election of prime minister.
The petitioner had said two parliamentary parties consisting of 69 votes preferred to sit in the NA but abstained from voting.
ISLAMABAD -- The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday accepted a petition seeking the prime minister's election to be declared unconstitutional on the basis that at least 69 members of the National Assembly abstained from voting and failed to participate in the formation of the federal government.
2- He/she who has the ability to fast but abstained from fasting due to traveling, temporary or curable diseases, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and/or menstruating.
Summary: Hezbollah abstained from voting on the 2018 state budget because the party's objections to the draft fiscal plan weren't taken into account, Hezbollah MP Nawwaf Musawi said Monday.
Pakistan's envoy at the UN Human Rights Council abstained from voting on a resolution against killings of civilians and human rights violations in Syria.
The Philippines was among the 35 countries that abstained from condemning Trump's decision during the general assembly voting held at the UN headquarters in New York City on Friday, December 22.