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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.
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 30 (ANI): PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah engaged in a war of words on Twitter after the passage of the triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha, with the latter stating that PDP leaders abstaining from voting "helped the government with the numbers needed to pass the bill."
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LAHORE:The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday issued notices to 69 members of the National Assembly (NA) for abstaining from voting during the prime minister's elections, which were held on July 25.
CAIRO -- 18 May 2018: Abstaining from eating and drinking from dawn to sunset daily over Ramadan, the nine month of the Islamic Calendar, is a religious obligation for Muslims worldwide.
Najaf, Iraq (NINA) - The leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr said that abstaining from election means bowing and yielding to corruption.
"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.
PNN/ Mexico/ Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Figari Casso has contacted Israel's ambassador to Mexico, Yoni Peled, and told him that Mexico decided to change its voting strategy in all the upcoming voting procedures related to the Palestinian-Israeli conflictA and will turn from voting to the Palestine to abstaining from doing so, or by voting to ...
The authors of the initiative are certain that abstaining from voting basically means admitting that the given lawmaker cannot do his or her job.
Once Catholics were the paradigmatic "reducetarians." 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.