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abstain
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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unspecified meaning
  • He promised to abstain from smoking, chewing, and profanity as long as he remained a member.

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as in: 12 votes yes and 3 abstained Define
to formally not vote either "yes" or "no" (so that other voters will make the decision)
as in: abstained from alcohol Define
choose not to do something
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