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abstain
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The Time Machine
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  • I was careful, however, to show no concern and to abstain from any pursuit of them, and in the course of a day or two things got back to the old footing.

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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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