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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The trait of not indulging (especially from alcohol).

Usage examples (36)
  • abstention from labor is the conventional evidence of wealth and is therefore the conventional mark of social standing.
  • This moral abstention is nosing its way down our streets with insidious intent.
  • The reason for my abstention is a very simple one.
  • As it was, however, the idea of abstention seems never to have occurred to them. for more
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