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Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc.
(Gilbert K. Chesterton)

All three votes — one of them an abstention — were cast by the board’s student representatives.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

The nearly unanimous vote (-0, with 1 abstention) was in line with a highly negative review from FDA staff members.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Palmer United Party senators will now vote on legislation after the party revoked an abstention from all votes until Liberal chaos ends.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

The Scottish National Party have said that they should be the official opposition in light of Labour’s abstention on the Government’s welfare cuts.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

Scottish National Party MPs have staged a 'takeover' of Labour benches in the House of Commons during the debate on the Government's Finance Bill, as part of their efforts to be seen as the 'real opposition' in the wake of Labour's abstention in the Welfare Bill vote.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

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