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abstain
used in
Far from the Madding Crowd
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abstain
Used in
Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • In addition to the dulcet piping of Gabriel's flute, Boldwood supplied a bass in his customary profound voice, uttering his notes so softly, however, as to abstain entirely from making anything like an ordinary duet of the song; they rather formed a rich unexplored shadow, which threw her tones into relief.  (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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