Example sentences for: abstain

How can you use “abstain” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Prominent religious leaders, more secure with maintaining a Jewish identity in America, now urged schools to let Jews abstain from yuletide celebrations or to provide all-purpose holiday parties instead.

  • Patients who are more ready to cut down are generally less ready to abstain.

  • Mefloquine is a safe and exceptionally useful drug for the mass prophylaxis and treatment of those resident populations in malaria-endemic areas which traditionally abstain from alcohol and hormonal contraception.

  • It is, in general, difficult to predict death in a particular patient because of individual variations and since "we do not know the exact borderline between life and death" [ 27 ] . To a certain extent the point in time to accept dying - at least in medical institutions - depends on empirically based decisions to abstain from potentially life-sustaining interventions e.g. pharmacological, technical or other artificial support of organ function "to prevent death" at least for limited moments of time [ 28 29 ] . In our internal guidelines we grouped patients according to the staging system of Jonen-Thielemann into rehabilitative, preterminal, terminal and final phases [ 30 ] . With relation to intentions of care, life expectancy according to the progress of disease and empirical statistics, consideration on perhaps burdensome diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and communication strategies with patients and proxies a systematic staging of patients in palliative care on expected outcome seems to be useful.

  • To apologize, in short, is to abstain from spin--one of the few feats of which Clinton seems incapable.


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