Definition of Abstain
restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something
Examples of Abstain in a sentence
Because of my health, I am going to abstain from the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Janet will abstain from smoking while she is pregnant.
If you want to lose weight, you should abstain from large amounts of junk food.
I will give my husband one hundred dollars if he can abstain from using profanity for a week.
Since my sister has chosen to abstain from eating red meat, I will not be serving any beef dishes at my party.
The pregnant woman could not abstain from licking the chocolate ice cream container.
Although Taylor wants to abstain from gossiping, she is afraid her friends will encourage her to talk about other people.
Marcus found it difficult to abstain from talking in class.
Because I cannot abstain from eating meat, I would not make a good vegetarian.
To avoid offending his voters, the politician will abstain from voting on the unpopular bill.
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