Sentence Examples


  • Maybe this abstinence was what she needed.
  • The best method of birth control is abstinence and a little pill is no substitute for morality.
  • While she'd never admit to concern for his wishes, Ethel seemed to limit her smoking around Dean, but never abstinence from the mandatory one "after."
  • On abstinence from work on the New Moon by Jewish women of the present time, see M.
  • How severely strict medieval abstinence was may be gauged from the fact that armies and garrisons were sometimes, in default of dispensations, as in the case of the siege of Orleans in 1429, reduced to starvation for want of Lenten food, though in full possession of meat and other supplies.

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