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abstain
used in
Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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abstain
Used in
Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • Harry realised how much Professor McGonagall cared about beating Slytherin when she abstained from giving them homework in the week leading up to the match.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'If she catches yeh, it'll be all of our necks on the line,' he told them flatly, and with no desire to do anything that might jeopardise his job further they abstained from walking down to his hut in the evenings.  (not reviewed by editor)

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