Sentence Examples


  • Continued abstention from speech, and constant avoidance of everything that might lead up to the subject--this halting on all sides at the boundary of what they might not mention--brought before their minds with still greater purity and clearness what they were both feeling.
  • Sir George Gray found it impossible to maintain a policy of total abstention from the affairs of the republics.
  • Their political unhappiness will undoubtedly take the form of large-scale abstention at the general election.
  • The abstention rate was 3 times higher among women over 25 than among the younger women.
  • Giordano was re-elected at the AGM but there was a combined against and abstention vote of 19 %.

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