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Question with the verb Abstain

1 example:

How to abstain from staring at the women's butts, when they always turn their backs on you?
(Hasier Agirre)

Sentences with the verb Abstain

14 examples:

I abstain from voting.

I'll abstain from going out today.

I had to abstain from smoking while I was in the hospital.

If throughout your life you abstain from murder, theft, fornication, perjury, blasphemy, and disrespect toward your parents, your church, and your king, you are conventionally held to deserve moral admiration even if you have never done a single kind or generous or useful action.

Watching your weight doesn’t mean you have to abstain from alcohol.
(Fox News - Health, )

Researchers say the findings are troubling especially for vegetarians who abstain from meat for various reasons.
(Tech Times - Health, )

Archbishop Charles Chaput says divorced and remarried parishioners can receive Communion but they must abstain from sex.
(NBC News, )

Young people may abstain from seeking sexual and reproductive health care because they fear their parents will find out, a U.S. government report suggests.
(UPI - Health News, )

The wife of John 'Stilts' Russell, heir of Lord Ampthill, gave birth to baby Geoffrey in 1921, despite making her husband abstain from any conjugal relations.
(Daily Mail - News, )

London-based midwife Mhairi Maharry, 33, took to social media to jokingly ask that people abstain from having sex over the festive period, after a busy first week of the month.
(Daily Mail - News, )

In a startling shift in official guidance, people are to be told that they should abstain for a day after drinking by Public Health England after 'one day on, one day off rule' found to decrease health risks.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Health Canada has cleared the way for gay men who abstain from sex for at least one year to donate blood — a policy shift that falls far short of the Liberal Party's election pledge to eliminate the ban entirely.
(John Paul Tasker in CBC News - Politics, )

During the holy month of Ramadan, a charity in Indonesia is encouraging those who abstain from smoking during daylight hours to donate the money they would have spent on cigarettes towards buying food for needy families.
(BBC News - World News, )

In what may prove to be badly timed news for those struggling to observe “dry January”, scientists have discovered that having up to seven drinks a week may give you a better chance of avoiding heart failure than people who abstain from alcohol completely.
(The Independent - Health & Families, )

Negative sentences with the verb Abstain

3 examples:

He can't abstain from wine even for one day.

Do not abstain from sowing for fear of the pigeons.
(French proverb)

Nick Kyrgios's confession that he doesn't abstain before matches has swept through Roland Garros even before the magazine interview hits the stands.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )


1 example:

What if the government's crusade against fat fed the spread of obesity by encouraging us to abstain from foods that satiate us efficiently?
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Other sentences

64 examples:

When you doubt, abstain.

Athletes usually abstain from smoking.

My father tries to abstain from drinking.

The doctor advised him to abstain from drinking.

Tom was told to abstain from smoking and drinking.

He was told to abstain from drinking by the doctor.

The doctor has ordered the patient to abstain from wine.

You have the right to abstain from serving as witnesses.

True science teaches us to doubt and to abstain from ignorance.

It is easier to abstain than to restrain.
(French proverb)

All philosophy lies in two words Sustain and Abstain.

All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.

To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it.
(Saint Augustine)

These people abstain, it is true: but the bitch Sensuality glares enviously out of all they do.
(Friedrich Nietzsche)

Vapers are also more likely to abstain.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Women were also urged to abstain from orgasm as well.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Femail challenged three couples to abstain from sex for a month.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Experts said there is no safe way to take the drug and it is best to abstain.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

This may explain why sufferers often struggle to abstain despite medical advice.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

But there are good reasons that sportswriter choose to abstain from casting a ballot.
(Forbes - Business, )

An infographic by the CDC advised women not on birth control to abstain from alcohol.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Not only is there a lack of increased risk, they may also help smokers abstain from the bad habit.
(Tech Times - Health, )

Previous advice published on June 7 only urged men to abstain, and only for a maximum of eight weeks.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

The groups differed regarding abstinence: Native Americans were more likely to abstain from alcohol use.
(Science Daily - News, )

MSPs vote in favour of a Labour amendment calling for an outright ban on fracking in Scotland as SNP members abstain.
(BBC News - Science & Environment, )

The death of an Ebola-stricken woman in Liberia has prompted officials to urge survivors to abstain from sex temporarily.
(NBC News Health, )

A growing number of women are tracking their monthly cycles to abstain from hormonal birth control - and other contraception.
(The Vancouver Sun - Health, )

Likely on account of the Xbox One’s dismal performance in Japan, Microsoft has decided to abstain from this year’s Tokyo Game Show.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Palmer United Party senators have decided to abstain from voting on legislation until the government's infighting ends and policies improve.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Users of marijuana and alcohol may be savvier about the health risks posed by these substances than those who abstain, new research suggests.
(Fox News - Health, )

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control this weekend changed its guidelines to encourage Ebola patients to abstain from sex or always use condoms.
(UPI - Health News, )

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry says it remains committed to hosting the 19th SAARC Summit, which has been postponed after India's decision to abstain.
(Fox News - World, )

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its guidelines to encourage Ebola patients to abstain from sex or always use condoms.
(UPI - Health News, )

A Washington state high school is requiring students who want to attend dances to sign a contract promising to abstain from sexually provocative dancing.
(UPI - Odd News, )

Controversial Perth-based mummy blogger, Constance Hall, 32, has penned a raw Facebook post to her husband vowing to abstain from sex until he has a vasectomy.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Researchers at the University of Southern Denmark found that people who drink heavily are more likely to suffer complications after surgery than those who abstain.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

The average person in Britain spends almost £50,000 on alcohol during their lifetime, a charity has warned, calling for people to abstain from drinking in October.
(The Independent - Food & Drink, )

I will do my best to abstain from giving away key spoilers or writing a movie review, but let me start with saying "Concussion" is a movie every NFL fan should see.
(The Denver Post - Entertainment, )

A new study adds fuel to the debate, finding that expectant mothers who drink moderately have children with better mental health than children of mothers who abstain.
(NBC News Health, )

Labour party interim leader Harriet Harman urged her MPs to abstain in the vote on the Government’s controversial cuts to tax credits and other handouts last night.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Older married couples with the same drinking habits - whether they partake, or abstain - tend to be happier than couples where only one partner drinks, researchers say.
(Fox News - Health, )

From high-profile projects like “99 Days of Freedom” to protests by individual brands, pledges to abstain from Facebook's giant platform tend to get a lot of attention.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Public Health England advised pregnant tourists to cancel non-essential travel to Florida and said men and women should abstain from sex without a condom while they are on holiday.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Tory ministers are being advised to abstain in a Commons vote on the failure to introduce laws guaranteeing a referendum on the UK's EU membership, a Downing Street source confirms.
(BBC News - World News, )

The American Academy of Pediatrics warns women who drink throughout their pregnancy are at 65 times the risk of their baby suffering fetal alcohol disorders, than those who abstain.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

With three days to go, opinion polls show that up to 20% of Greeks are still undecided or intend to abstain—and that a disproportionate number of them are former Syriza supporters.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised couples to abstain from sex or use a condom every time, for up to six months if the male partner has been exposed to the virus.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Top consultancy Institutional Shareholder Services, which advises investors, has advised them to abstain or vote against the re-election of Jes Staley at this week’s annual meeting.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

The world's estimated 1.6 billion Muslims mark the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan this weekend, when Muslims abstain from food, drink and other pleasures from sunrise to sunset.
(CBC News - World, )

Labour leadership candidate Andy Burnham has admitted the party is in a 'mess' after 48 MPs snubbed interim leader Harriet Harman’s orders to abstain on Tory plans to cut tax credits.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Federal health officials are recommending men who have traveled to countries with Zika activity use condoms or abstain from sex to avoid spreading the virus to their pregnant sex partners.
(Fox News - Health, )

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged pregnant women whose male partners have spent time in a Zika-affected country to abstain from sex or use condoms during their pregnancy.
(The New York Times - Health, )

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has told Ebola survivors to abstain from all forms of sex or use condoms every time, until scientists know more about how the disease spreads.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Berkshire Hathaway held its annual meeting in Omaha, Neb. on Saturday, with Chairman Warren Buffett once again defending his decision to abstain from voting on a Coca-Cola Co. equity compensation plan.
(The Wall Street Journal - Markets News, )

The Scottish National Party (SNP) was under pressure from Downing Street to abstain from a crucial vote to weaken the hunting ban in England and Wales to avoid an embarrassing potential Government defeat.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

WHO recommends pregnant women avoid travel to areas with ongoing Zika outbreaks and that if their partners travel to those areas, they should practice safe sex or abstain from sex during their pregnancy..
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

The Ebola virus has been found in semen up to 82 days after the onset of symptoms, the World Health Organization says in advising men who have recovered from the virus to abstain from sex for three months.
(CBC News in CBC News - Health, )

Australians who travel overseas should take notice of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) advice to practice safe sex or abstain from sex for 6 months after returning from an area affected by the Zika virus.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

In many countries, special laws require the working day is reduced to accommodate those fasting (observers are meant to abstain from food, water, cigarettes -- even gossip -- during the daylight hours of the month-long holiday).
(CNN - World News, )

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Ebola survivors to abstain from sex or use condoms after evidence suggested that a man who had recovered from the virus might have passed it to his female partner months later.
(The New York Times - Health, )

Youngsters who spend too much time staring at televisions and computers may be more depressed than those who abstain completely, but kids who enjoy screen time in moderation may be the happiest of all, a recent analysis suggests.
(Reuters in CBC News - Health, )

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop will make a last ditch appeal for Russia to abstain, rather than veto, a United Nations push to establish an international tribunal to prosecute the people who shot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Men exposed to the Zika virus and who have a pregnant partner should use a condom or abstain from sex until the baby is born, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Friday in guidelines aimed at preventing sexual transmission of the virus.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

British Columbia's lawyers in have urged their law society to reject a Christian university's plans to open a law school in a non-binding vote.On Tuesday, Law Society of B.C. members debated Trinity Western University's proposed law school, which has faced criticism because students are required to pledge to abstain from sex outside heterosexual marriage.The society's benchers, essentially its board of governors, previously voted to accredit grads from the school.Lawyers voted 3,210 against the school and 968 in favour, sending the issue back to the benchers.While the vote is not binding, if the benchers don't implement the results in a year, law society members could launch a petition to force a binding referendum.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

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