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Sentences with the verb Abstained

4 examples:

He abstained from smoking.

He abstained from alcohol.

Tom abstained from voting.

I abstained from taking meat.

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24 examples:

When it was time to vote, he abstained.

Under new policy, men could donate if they've abstained from gay sex for a year.
(Tech Times - Health, )

Gay and bisexual men can donate blood if they've abstained from sex with a man for one year, the FDA says.
(Tech Times - Health, )

Caroline Flack has revealed she has abstained from sugar for the past month after quitting her X Factor presenting role.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

The FDA formally has proposed letting gay and bisexual men donate blood, so long as they've abstained from sex for a year.
(NBC News Health, )

The Colorado delegation remained committed to Ted Cruz, giving the Texas senator 31 delegates, and two delegates abstained.
(The Denver Post - Politics, )

While Corbyn’s frontbench abstained on the amendment, 48 Labour MPs voted for the proposals tabled by the Scottish Nationalist Party.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Cleveland might have abstained from mirroring Golden State's championship parade jabs from last season, but the ripples are still in the water.
(UPI - Sports News, )

For the first time since the United Nations started voting to condemn the American embargo against Cuba, the United States abstained from the vote.
(UPI - News, )

A large new study says the children of mothers who drank 'moderately' in pregnancy actually grew up to have better balance than those who abstained.
(Daily Mail - News, )

In an interview on CNBC, Buffett also criticized Coca-Cola's controversial equity plan, but said Berkshire Hathaway abstained on the shareholder vote.
(CNBC, )

The United States abstained on the resolution, allowing it to pass, rather than vetoing it -- as it usually does with resolutions it sees as overly critical of Israel.
(CNN - World News, )

As part of a major U.S. policy reversal, the U.S. abstained for the first time from a vote on a United Nations resolution calling for an end to the U.S. embargo on Cuba.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

MPs last night backed a symbolic call for Britain to formally recognise the state of Palestine, but fewer than half of MPs voted on the motion and the Government abstained.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Marine Le Pen took 10.7million votes in France's election, predictions showed, while those who abstained numbered 12million and spoiled ballots broke records at 4.2million.
(Daily Mail - News, )

The Middle East once had two types of countries: America’s allies, who usually abstained from fighting one another, and America’s foes, whom the U.S. helped contain or defeat.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

In the parliament vote in Strasbourg, just 101 MEPs approved the censure motion filed by eurosceptic parties against the entire European Commission - 461 voted against it and 88 abstained.
(Daily Mail - News, )

A controversial UN resolution against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has passed -9, with Canada among countries that abstained from voting.
(CBC News in CBC News - Politics, )

Russia vetoed a U.N. resolution declaring Sunday's referendum on the future of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula illegal, and close ally China abstained, underlining Moscow's international isolation.
(The Vancouver Sun - World, )

New Democrat and Liberal MPs abstained on Wednesday from voting on a private members' bill by Conservative MP James Bezan, who is embroiled in legal battle with Elections Canada over his election expenses.
(CBC News - Politics, )

The United States abstained Wednesday for the first time from an annual vote at the United Nations calling for lifting the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba, a resolution Washington had always adamantly opposed.
(Los Angeles Times - National News, )

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed hope Tuesday that North Korea had abstained from missile launches and other provocative acts in recent weeks to signal a readiness for dialogue sometime in the near future.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

In the world's largest study to investigate how common lifestyle factors influence the size and shape of sperm, a research team found that sperm size and shape was worse in samples ejaculated in the summer months, but was better in men who had abstained from sexual activity for more than six days.
(Science Daily - News, )

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been given begrudging parliamentary backing to start talks on the eurozone’s controversial €86 billion Greek bailout package, after facing an unprecedented rebellion from a record 60 MPs in her own party, who voted against the plan, and five others who abstained.
(The Independent - Business, )

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