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abstinence
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

2 uses
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Definition
choosing not to do something — typically refraining from something such as alcohol or sex for self-benefit
  • So many loathsome animals inhabited the prison, that their noise did not, in general, awake him; but whether abstinence had quickened his faculties, or whether the noise was really louder than usual, Edmond raised his head and listened.
    Chapters 15-16 (19% in)
  • "In a word," said Mercedes, "it was a way of assuring me that his abstinence was intended."
    Chapters 69-70 (96% in)

There are no more uses of "abstinence" in The Count of Monte Cristo.

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