Noun(1) the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol
(1) They started by studying men and women at all levels of drinking from abstention to those in detox for full-blown alcohol problems.(2) The disquieting voices of the few people who doubted that complete abstention was achievable for most problematic consumers were drowned out in a sea of treatment optimism.(3) Fasting or abstention from sex is a cakewalk compared to it.(4) Existing treatments for alcoholism tend to concentrate either on abstention - sometimes aided by drugs - or the use of aversion therapy, such as drugs that make you ill if you drink.(5) alcohol consumption versus abstention(6) But again, this would only be true if Crusoe's saving - i.e. his abstention from possible present consumption - had been channeled into investment in such tools.(7) The resolution was backed by 22 of the 35 members of the IAEA's governing board, with 12 abstentions and one vote against.(8) However, the report said abstentionism was not inevitable as 57% of the EU electorate who didn't vote last June said they had voted in the previous national election in their country.(9) Indeed, this pattern of fierce and prolonged debate, followed by a vote with a large number of abstentions , was a remarkable feature of debates in the ISG.(10) The amendment was approved with 65 votes for, 13 votes against and 22 abstentions .(11) Therefore, of 300 total seats, only 75 votes or abstentions would be required to block constitutional reform.(12) So, elections will almost certainly be held - amidst continuing and probably escalating violence and amidst a high rate of abstentionism , especially in Sunni areas.(13) There were seven abstentions and just four voted in favour of the plan.(14) The lopsided vote for Libya, including all those cowardly European abstentions , speaks volumes about the UN's character.(15) The senate vote recorded 25 in favour 16 opposed and 10 abstentions .(16) This time the vote was 120 to 98, with six abstentions .
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