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Definition of Abstain

Abstain

  1. To hold one's self aloof; to forbear or refrain voluntarily, and especially from an indulgence of the passions or appetites; -- with from.
  2. To hinder; to withhold.

Abstain Quotations

I myself eschew all stimulants. I also practically abstain from meat.
Nikola Tesla

Remember that it is not enough to abstain from lying by word of mouth; for the worst lies are often conveyed by a false look, smile, or act.
Abraham Cahan

All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
Epictetus

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

Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
George Eliot
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Abstain Translations

abstain in Dutch is zich onthouden, zich abstineren
abstain in French is abstenir, abstiens, s'abstenir, abstiennent
abstain in German is enthalten, sich enthalten
abstain in Spanish is abstenerse