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abstinence
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
choosing not to do something — typically refraining from something such as alcohol or sex for self-benefit
  • Building is not done by abstaining from demolition; centuries of sitting and waiting in such abstinence will not raise one single girder for you to abstain from demolishing-and now you can no longer say to me, the builder: 'Produce, and feed us in exchange for our not destroying your production.'
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (34% in)

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