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abstain
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abstain
Used in
Frankenstein
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  • I had been accustomed, during the night, to steal a part of their store for my own consumption, but when I found that in doing this I inflicted pain on the cottagers, I abstained and satisfied myself with berries, nuts, and roots which I gathered from a neighbouring wood.  (not reviewed by editor)

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