These abstentions are prescribed for the king and a few other persons; there is no evidence that they were observed by all the people.
We may therefore expect in primitive asceticism to find many abstentions and much self-torture apparently valueless for the training of character and discipline of the feelings, which are the essence of any healthy asceticism.
BDS will cast all votes, both for and against, including any positive abstentions.
Manifest has noted that approximately a dozen companies have failed to record abstentions in their proxy poll disclosures.
Not counting the three abstentions, a majority of NER members were open to the idea of research cloning under strictly regulated conditions.