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abstinence
used in Great Expectations

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Definition
choosing not to do something — typically refraining from something such as alcohol or sex for self-benefit
  • "You don't eat 'em," returned Mr. Pumblechook, sighing and nodding his head several times, as if he might have expected that, and as if abstinence from watercresses were consistent with my downfall.
    Chapter 58 (20% in)

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