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Definition of "abstaining" []

  • Present participle of abstain. (verb)

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Use "abstaining" in a sentence
  • "His piety and wisdom were proverbial among his countrymen at an early period; probably owing to that noble proof he gave of faithfulness, combined with wisdom, in abstaining from the food sent to him from the king's table, as being polluted by the idolatries usual at heathen banquets (Da 1: 8-16)."
  • "US abstaining from the resolution means nothing much at all."
  • "He'll be abstaining from a lot of votes, then, if he's a man of his word!"