Definition of Abstains

1. Verb. (third-person singular of abstain) ¹



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Definition of Abstains

1. abstain [v] - See also: abstain

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abstains

absquatulates
absquatulating
absquatulation
absquatulations
absquatulator
absquatulators
absque hoc
absque impetitione vasti
abstain
abstained
abstainer
abstainers
abstaining
abstainment
abstainments
abstains (current term)
absteinous
abstemious
abstemiously
abstemiousness
abstenance
abstenances
abstenious
abstention
abstention doctrine
abstention doctrines
abstentionism
abstentionisms
abstentionist
abstentionists

Literary usage of Abstains

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1. Lucius Q.C. Lamar: His Life, Times, and Speeches, 1825-1893 by Edward Mayes (1896)
"... abstains from Politics—BN Harrison—CC Clay—Southern Sufferings—Correspondence—Accepts Professorship of Metaphysics—Made Law Professor—Character and ..."

2. The History of the Church of England in the Colonies and Foreign by James Stuart Murray Anderson (1845)
"... sole command of the Colony—His character— The power of exercising martial law committed to him—Its tyrannical enactments—Dale abstains from enforcing it ..."

3. The History of the Church of England in the Colonies and Foreign by James Stuart Murray Anderson (1856)
"Dale abstains ^ must be evident, that to attempt to forcing";! in build up any good work upon so miserable ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Formally, virginity is but the purpose of perpetually preserving perfect chastity in one who abstains from sexual pleasure. Ordinarily this purpose is ..."

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