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9 examples:

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

The first-time voters on a deprived Marseille housing estate who are fighting abstention.
(BBC News - World News, )

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, )

Trump and Netanyahu have joined hands in recent days to condemn the U.S. abstention from a U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlements.
(NBC News, )

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, )

Israel pressed forward with promises of retaliation and damage control Sunday following a UN vote last week on an anti-settlement resolution that passed thanks to an abstention by the U.S., Israel's close ally.
(The Associated Press in CBC News - World, )

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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