During Lent, many religious people decide to abstain from something to focus more clearly on God.
Next he must abstain from all flesh diet except fish.
Some have added fish to their dietary; but, speaking generally, all who are called vegetarians will be found to abstain from the use of flesh and fowl and almost invariably also from fish as food.
I am trying to abstain from sweets for my new diet.
The survivors believe that the ghostly ogre, being so well provided for, will abstain from haunting them.
During this fast they abstain from the gratification of every appetite and passion whatever.
The lover of wisdom, who is priest of the universal God, rather than risk the taking into himself of inferior souls and polluting demons, will abstain from eating animals.
They both abstain from meat and liquor, marry at the age of puberty, ordinarily celebrate their ceremonies through the agency of the elders of their own caste and bury their dead.
You may either vote or abstain from making a decision for now.
Both parties agreed to respect the religious views of their opponents and to abstain from all violence, and the Compacts were again confirmed.
If you would like to be a safer driver, abstain from using your phone while behind the wheel.
To ensure that my heart stays healthy, I abstain from eating sodium.
The guiding principle in watering plants is to do it thoroughly when it is required, and to abstain from giving a second supply till the first has been taken up.
Lord John Russell, indeed, was too earnest in his desire for reform to abstain from one serious effort to accomplish it.