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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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The Germans remember the Sabbath-day to keep it holy, by abstaining from work, as commanded; we keep it holy by abstaining from work, as commanded, and by also abstaining from play, which is not commanded.
By abstaining from vote, we indirectly sent a message to the international community that Pakistan stands with the oppressor in Syria instead of the innocent people," he said.
Faisal refused to comment if the ministry will investigate against Pakistani diplomat at the OHCHR for abstaining from the voting.
The authors of the initiative are certain that abstaining from voting basically means admitting that the given lawmaker cannot do his or her job.
Abstaining from meat on Fridays was once a distinctive marker of what it meant to be Catholic.
Currently, the community boasts of 119513 "Fapstronauts" who share various tips, methods and other means of abstaining from sex in various forms.
In true Namibian style, social networks were abuzz as people took to social networking sites to air their comments and views on whether abstaining from sex will solve the problem at hand.
By abstaining from voting the Members of the Bulgarian Parliament rejected Wednesday the proposal to temporary ban agents and collaborators of the former Communist State Security from holding high-ranking State posts.
So, imagine my surprise when it was revealed that only two Labour MPs voted against this change to the tax rates - with the rest abstaining from the vote.
BAGHDAD (TAP)- Iraq's foreign minister on Monday insisted his country was not pressured into abstaining from a vote to suspend Syria from the Arab League, saying Baghdad does not take orders from others.
Lebanon's decision not to side with either camp was taken after ministers were equally divided between voting against the proposal and abstaining from the vote.
Consequently, abstaining from the necessities of life must heighten smell, sight, and other sensations.
Many writers from many denominations of faith in the Christian religion speak out about abstaining from voting.
The nonbinding resolution was adopted with 101 countries in favor, including Japan and the United States, with 22 votes against and 59 countries abstaining from the voting.
Nonetheless, the majority of individuals modified their behavior, either abstaining from sex or always using condoms, when symptoms were present.