Example sentences for: abstaining

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

  • The final tally was 120 to 7 (with 21 countries abstaining); in dissenting, the United States joins such human rights luminaries as China, Sudan, Turkey, and Indonesia.

  • As in abstaining from killing, one can cross the initial stage of this spectrum and remain unsure about how far to ascend on the scale.

  • But courts have even upheld parents' right to condition gifts on the heir's abstaining from smoking or marrying someone of a certain religion or ethnicity.

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