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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A state of suspension or temporary inaction.

Usage examples (34)
  • The plans are held in abeyance.
  • And they would rather hold that money in abeyance for next year.
  • "The Guild council put it in abeyance, sir," said the patient swimmer.
  • Mr. Crittenden's resolutions were still kept in abeyance in the Senate. for more
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