abstain from


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You speak like an oracle, Helen, and all you say is indisputably true; but listen here: I am hungry, and I see before me a good substantial dinner; I am told that if I abstain from this to-day I shall have a sumptuous feast to-morrow, consisting of all manner of dainties and delicacies.
But you are not required to abstain from the substantial dinner of to-day: you are only advised to partake of these coarser viands in such moderation as not to incapacitate you from enjoying the choicer banquet of to-morrow.
I purposely abstain from extending these observations to any length.
An effectual expedient for this purpose will be, mutually, to abstain from those objects which either side may have first had recourse to.
In other cases, the probability is that the United States will either wholly abstain from the objects preoccupied for local purposes, or will make use of the State officers and State regulations for collecting the additional imposition.
He promised to abstain from smoking, chewing, and profanity as long as he remained a mem- ber.
It is easy now to understand the significance of these events- if only we abstain from attributing to the activity of the mass aims that existed only in the heads of a dozen individuals- for the events and results now lie before us.
The current Rules of Procedure allow members of the parliament to not only vote "for" or "against", but also to abstain from voting.
Lahore High Court Bar President Chudhary Zulifqar Ali said that the bar decided to abstain from the boycott in view of the problems faced by the litigants.
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Riyabkov was quoted by Interfax news agency as calling on the United States and its allies to show restraint and abstain from proliferation of more weapons and forces on the Korean peninsula.
According to the results of the UST Central Commission on Elections (UST Comelec)'s official proclamation last April 22, Thomasians opted to abstain from the positions of president, vice president, treasurer, and auditor.
What many don't know is that the bishops encouraged the Catholic community to "continue to abstain from meat by free choice as formerly we did in obedience to Church law.