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abstain
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Crime and Punishment
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abstain
Used in
Crime and Punishment
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  • There was no limit to his drinking powers, but he could abstain from drink altogether; he sometimes went too far in his pranks; but he could do without pranks altogether.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It must be noted, by the way, that Pyotr Petrovitch had during those ten days eagerly accepted the strangest praise from Andrey Semyonovitch; he had not protested, for instance, when Andrey Semyonovitch belauded him for being ready to contribute to the establishment of the new "commune," or to abstain from christening his future children, or to acquiesce if Dounia were to take a lover a month after marriage, and so on.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: 12 votes yes and 3 abstained
as in: abstained from alcohol
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