Sentence Examples

  • He therefore abstained from determining for each case the specific heats of the solutions he employed, and contented himself with the above approximation.
  • Some abstained from eggs and fruit; some confined themselves to bread; some would not take even that.
  • During the first years of the French Revolution Catherine's sympathy with philosophic liberalism rapidly evaporated, and the European sovereigns to the democratic movement; but she carefully abstained from joining the Coalition, and waited patiently for the moment when the complications in western Europe would give her an opportunity of solving independently the Eastern Question in accordance with Russian interests.
  • The tribes north of this line were told that if they abstained from raiding to the south of it they would not be interfered with.
  • Lord Aberdeen still hoped to secure peace, and the Russian government was informed that no casus belli would arise so long as Russia abstained from passing the Danube or attacking a Black Sea port.

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