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abstain

abstain

abstain Sentence Examples

  • During Lent, many religious people decide to abstain from something to focus more clearly on God.

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  • Next he must abstain from all flesh diet except fish.

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  • I am trying to abstain from sweets for my new diet.

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  • 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.

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  • If you would like to be a safer driver, abstain from using your phone while behind the wheel.

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  • The survivors believe that the ghostly ogre, being so well provided for, will abstain from haunting them.

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  • The survivors believe that the ghostly ogre, being so well provided for, will abstain from haunting them.

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  • During this fast they abstain from the gratification of every appetite and passion whatever.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • You may either vote or abstain from making a decision for now.

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  • 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.

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  • Lord John Russell, indeed, was too earnest in his desire for reform to abstain from one serious effort to accomplish it.

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  • To ensure that my heart stays healthy, I abstain from eating sodium.

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  • Both parties agreed to respect the religious views of their opponents and to abstain from all violence, and the Compacts were again confirmed.

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  • Both parties agreed to respect the religious views of their opponents and to abstain from all violence, and the Compacts were again confirmed.

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  • To abstain, therefore, from the quest for power is logically entailed by an understanding of the evil of violence.

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  • As soon as the pilgrim assumes the ihram or pilgrim dress he must abstain from cutting his hair or nails.

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  • Like many of the leading modern utilitarians, they combined with their psychological distrust of popular judgments of right and wrong, and their firm conviction that all such distinctions are based solely on law and convention, the equally unwavering principle that the wise man who would pursue pleasure logically must abstain from that which is usually denominated "wrong" or "unjust."

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  • In 1796, Alexander Kilham, who refused to abstain from agitation for further reform, and accused his brethren of priestcraft, was expelled from their ranks and the New Connexion was formed with 5000 members (see Methodist New Connexion).

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  • (as also the Abbasids) on taking office undertook to abstain from spending money on building and digging.

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  • abstain on the issue!

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  • abstain on any particular resolution.

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  • Members were also instructed to completely abstain from all drugs.

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  • I only abstain from doing them any good, in the full belief that we ought not to cherish serpents.

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  • People who do not abstain should do everything possible to reduce risk, including using condoms.

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  • abstain when it comes to abortion issues?

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  • abstain in the vote on the Government's final budget today.

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  • abstain in national elections.

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  • abstain from akusala, only one type of virati arises at a time.

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  • abstain from sexual intercourse; or Use a latex condom properly, every time you have sexual intercourse, with every partner.

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  • abstain from fleshly lusts, which wage war against the soul " (2 Peter 2:11 ).

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  • abstain from alcohol at all times?

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  • abstain from meat has been lifted.

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  • In Milton, on the 9th of September 1774, at the house of Daniel Vose, a meeting, adjourned from Dedham, passed the bold "Suffolk Resolves" (Milton then being included in Suffolk county), which declared that a sovereign who breaks his compact with his subjects forfeits their allegiance, that parliament's repressive measures were unconstitutional, that tax-collectors should not pay over money to the royal treasury, that the towns should choose militia officers from the patriot party, that they would obey the Continental Congress and that they favoured a Provincial Congress, and that they would seize crown officers as hostages for any political prisoners arrested by the governor; and recommended that all persons in the colony should abstain from lawlessness.

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  • Tone did not feel himself bound in honour by his compact with the government at home to abstain from further conspiracy; and finding himself at Philadelphia in the congenial company of Reynolds, Rowan and Napper Tandy, he undertook a mission to Paris to persuade the French government to send an expedition to invade Ireland.

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  • The views which excited this denunciation were mainly these: (I) Jovinian held that in point of merit, so far as their domestic state was concerned, virgins, widows and married persons who had been baptized into Christ were on a precisely equal footing; (2) those who with full faith have been regenerated in baptism cannot be overthrown (or, according to another reading, tempted) of the devil; (3) to abstain from meats is not more praiseworthy than thankfully to enjoy them; (4) all who have preserved their baptismal grace shall receive the same reward in the kingdom of heaven.'

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  • The powers having engaged to abstain from intervention in italian affairs, Victor Emmanuel addressed a letter to Pius IX.

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  • The same year he introduced a Test Oath by which all holding office or seats in either House of Parliament were to declare resistance to the royal power a crime, and promise to abstain from all attempts to alter the government of either church or state; but this extreme measure of retrograde toryism was successfully opposed by wiser statesmen.

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  • Pompey finally took the stronghold by choosing the day of the fast, when the Jews abstain from all work, that is the sabbath (Strabo).

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  • A Conscience clause is the term given to a special provision often inserted in an English act of parliament to enable persons having religious scruples to absent themselves from certain services, or to abstain from certain duties, otherwise prescribed by the act.

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  • The less conciliatory attitude towards the Italian government was resumed in an encyclical addressed to the Italian clergy (5th August 1898), in which he insisted on the duty of Italian Catholics to abstain from political life while the papacy remained in its "painful, precarious and intolerable position."

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  • Austria and Russia supported Augustus III., elector of Saxony, and the empress Anne marched an army into Poland and compelled the election of her candidate, though Russia had bound herself by the treaty of 1711 and again by that of 1720 to abstain from all interference with Poland.

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  • - lxxxix.) were collected, it was already the custom, from motives of reverence, to abstain from pronouncing the Tetragrammaton.

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  • (Karri) Davies, were liberated on undertaking to abstain from politics for three years in lieu of banishment.

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  • In July 1755 a very polite and, as far as Voltaire was concerned, indirect resolution of the Consistory declared that in consequence of these proceedings of the Sieur de Voltaire the pastors should notify their flocks to abstain, and that the chief syndic should be informed of the Consistory's perfect confidence that the edicts would be carried out.

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  • They averred that the sum and substance of their "fault" was that they had been accustomed to meet on a fixed day before daylight to sing in turns a hymn to Christ as God, and to bind themselves by a solemn oath (sacramento) to abstain from theft or robbery, and from adultery, perjury and dishonesty; after which they were wont to separate and to meet again for a common meal.

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  • "If all were to follow your example and abstain from politics, the affairs of the world would fall into the hands of wild and lawless barbarians" (viii.

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  • 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.

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  • The fact, however, must not be overlooked that while vegetarian societies claim as "vegetarians" all who abstain from flesh foods, there is a large and growing number of people who repudiate the name of "vegetarian" because of its associations, but who none the less, for some of the reasons detailed below, abstain from eating anything that has been killed.

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  • In England it had not been possible to bring the old British and the young Anglo-Saxon churches into friendly union; but in spite of this the Celts did not abstain from working at the common tasks of Christendom, and the continent has much to thank them for.

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  • Samson's mother is forbidden to eat unclean things during pregnancy, but Samson himself touches the carcass of a lion and is often in contact with the slain, nor does he abstain from giving feasts.'

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  • TEETOTALISM, the practice of total abstinence from all intoxicating liquors, hence that form of the temperance movement of which the basis is the "pledge" to abstain from all intoxicating liquors (see Temperance).

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  • According to the Century Dictionary, the secretary of a New York temperance society introduced a total abstinence pledge among its members, who were thus divided into those who had taken the old pledge, the O.P.'s, to abstain from spirituous liquors, and the T.'s, who had taken the new or total pledge.

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  • abstinere, to abstain), the fact or habit of refraining from anything, but usually from the indulgence of the appetite and especially from strong drink.

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  • "Total abstinence" and "total abstainer" are associated with taking the pledge to abstain from alcoholic liquor (see Temperance).

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  • India abstain from the flesh of their domestic animal, the buffalo; but once a year they sacrifice a bull calf, which is eaten in the forest by the adult males.

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  • Elizabeth sent conditional offers of help to her kinswoman, provided she would accept of English intervention and abstain from seeking foreign assistance; but the messenger came too late.

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  • 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.

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  • those in Africa) he found it expedient to abstain from any obtrusive assertion of Roman claims. But of his general principle there can be no doubt.

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  • All the sufferers, however, were wise enough to abstain from talking about their beatings, except Osborne, the most rapacious and brutal of booksellers, who proclaimed everywhere that he had been knocked down by the huge fellow whom he had hired to puff the Harleian Library.

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  • Next he must abstain from all flesh diet except fish.

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  • Victor Emmanuel himself wrote to Garibaldi urging him to abstain from an attack on Naples, but Garibaldi refused to obey, and on the 19th of August he crossed with 4500 men and took Reggio by storm.

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  • offered Garibaldi a large sum of money if he would abstain from advancing farther, and 50,000 men to fight the Austrians and the pope; but it was too late, and on the 6th of September the king and queen sailed for Gaeta.

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  • One of the first acts of Motawakkil was the release of all those who had been imprisoned for refusing to admit the dogma of the created Koran, and the strict order to abstain from any litigation about the Book of God.

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  • Flesh-meat cannot be procured without injury to animals, and the slaughter of animals is not conducive to heavenly bliss: from flesh-meat, therefore, let man abstain."Moreover, in view of the fact that Jainism, which originated about the same time as Buddhism, inculcates the same principle, even to an extravagant degree, it seems by no means improbable that the spirit of kindliness towards living beings generally was already widely diffused among the people when these new doctrines were promulgated.

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  • 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.

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  • It was essential in the old Greek rites of averting the Keres or djinns, the ill regulated ghosts who return to earth and molest the living, to abstain from flesh.

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  • Furthermore, he must abstain all his life from sexual intercourse; he may not take even a blade of grass without permission of the owner; he must not kill even a worm or ant; he must not boast of his perfection.

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  • Her struggles with the other Hellenic states constrained her, b) the peace of Callias (448), definitely to renounce the Persiar war; to abandon Cyprus and Egypt to the king;and to conteni herself with his promisenot that he would surrender the littora towns, but that he would abstain from an armed attack upor them.

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  • Frederick bluntly informed his nephew that, in concert with Russia and Denmark, he had guaranteed the integrity of the existing Swedish constitution, and significantly advised the young monarch to play the part of mediator and abstain from violence.

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  • After reiterating commands to abstain from idolatry and to observe the Sabbath, vv.

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  • While advising Congress to " abstain from the introduction of those exciting topics of sectional character which have hitherto produced painful apprehensions in the public mind," he favoured the admission of California as a free state, and counselled the legislators to await the action of the people of New Mexico and Utah upon the slavery question.

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  • In the treaty which Russia was compelled to sign Turkey obtained the restitution of Azov, the destruction of the forts built by Russia and the undertaking that the tsar should abstain from future interference in the affairs of the Poles or the Cossacks.

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  • The authorities tried to extort from him a promise that he would abstain from preaching; but he was convinced that he was divinely set apart and commissioned to be a teacher of righteousness, and he was fully determined to obey God rather than man.

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  • The pilgrimage retained its importance for the commercial well-being of Mecca; to this day the Meccans live by the Hajj - letting rooms, acting as guides and directors in the sacred ceremonies, as contractors and touts for land and sea transport, as well as exploiting the many benefactions that flow to the holy city; while the surrounding Bedouins derive support from the camel-transport it demands and from the subsidies by which they are engaged to protect or abstain from molesting the pilgrim caravans.

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  • When abbots dined in their own private hall, the rule of St Benedict charged them to invite their monks to their table, provided there was room, on which occasions the guests were to abstain from quarrels, slanderous talk and idle gossiping.

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  • But though there was but little money to dispose of, he and Buckiugham, who, now that James was sick and infirm, Were the real leaders of the government, could not endure to abstain from the prosecution of the war.

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  • The Conservatives learned to regard the veteran statesman, who had combined all sections of Liberals under his banner, as the most powerful champion of Conservative principles; a virtual truce of parties was established during his continuance in office; and1 for t~he most part of his ministry, a tacit understanding existed that the minister, on his side, should pursue a Conservative policy, and that the Conservatives, on theirs, should abstain from any real attempt to- oust him from power.

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  • That the members of this " city of Zeus " should observe their contracts, abstain from mutual harm, combine to protect each other from injury, were obvious points of natural law; while again, it was clearly necessary to the preservation of human society that its members should form sexual unions, produce children, and bestow care on their rearing and training.

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  • This time Venizelos, as a protest against the King's unconstitutional proceedings, called upon his party to abstain from the polls; and as a result, only 230,000 votes were cast, as against 720,000 in the previous election.

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  • It was publicly agreed that England's difficulty in South Africa was Ireland's opportunity, and that all should abstain from supporting an amendment to the address which admitted that the war would have to be fought out.

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  • 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.

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  • With such followers he made the constitution of 1876 and all the laws of the monarchy, putting a limited franchise in the place of universal suffrage, curtailing liberty of conscience, rights of association and of meeting, liberty of the press, checking democracy, obliging the military to abstain from politics, conciliating the Carlists and Catholics by his advances to the Vatican, the Church and the religious orders, pandering to the protectionists by his tariff policy, and courting abroad the friendship of Germany and Austria after contributing to the marriage of his king to an Austrian princess.

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  • I am trying to abstain from sweets for my new diet.

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  • You may either vote or abstain from making a decision for now.

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  • During Lent, many religious people decide to abstain from something to focus more clearly on God.

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  • Requesting the doctor to abstain from applying any pigments containing iron oxide or other metallic components is a good way to keep you safe from potential complications with permanent makeup.

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  • They abstain from all flesh foods, such as meat, fish and poultry, as well as products made from animals, like eggs, milk, butter, and cheese.

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  • It can be used for years as a maintenance therapy for keeping those who cannot abstain away from drugs.

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  • However, this method has become more controversial in recent years, due to the amount of time many patients require the maintenance to abstain from using.

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  • The Pattyn's group, The Silver Ring Thing, is a Christian abstinence organization that developed the trend to wear a silver ring to symbolize the commitment to abstain from sex before marriage.

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  • Abstinence rings are a popular choice for symbolizing a commitment to abstain from sex.

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  • Purity rings are rings that symbolize a commitment to abstain from sex until marriage.

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  • Abstinence rings are a great way to express a pledge to abstain from premarital sex.

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  • What better way to shun the masses (an intrinsic part of punk's "uniqueness") than to abstain from that which the masses routinely engage in (in this case, recreational drugs, drinking, and smoking)?

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  • The person must take nothing but water and abstain from exercise for 12 hours before the glucose is given.

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  • In addition, the person must abstain from exercise in the 12-hour fasting period.

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  • Therefore, women who are anticipating a pregnancy should abstain from all alcoholic beverages.

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  • If you smoke, you'll need to stop a week or two before the procedure and try to abstain for a while afterward because smoking can impair healing.

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  • As soon as you know you are pregnant or decide you want to try to conceive, you should abstain from alcohol.

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  • Abstain from all sex during the last trimester if either of you have herpes.

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  • Sex, protection, and disease: Even if you plan to abstain from sex until you're married, it's good to be informed and prepared on these topics.

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  • The purity promise ring can also signify that the wearer is choosing to abstain from things like alcohol and tobacco.

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  • This means that in order to mitigate your symptoms and heal your body, you will have to abstain completely from all gluten containing products.

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  • This secretin/vitamin regimen is typically given for three weeks and the the patient abstain from it for three weeks before starting the regimen again.

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  • Vegans abstain from eating or using any products derived from animals, including use of meat, leather, glue, eggs, dairy products, honey and gelatin.

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  • Common foods and substances to abstain from during this period are caffeine in coffee, tea, soda, chocolate, smoking, processed and refined foods, sugar, and alcohol.

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  • I also had dental surgery in my second week on the program and had to abstain from food for two days.

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  • If you are able to eat every two to three hours and abstain from fruit, bread, tortillas, and other simple carbs, this could be the plan for you.

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  • This isn't one of those diets where you snap into autopilot; you have to put some thought into your menu, learn to cook your food and probably abstain from eating out more often than not.

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  • The first part of the plan has dieters abstain from breads, potatoes, rice, pastas, alcohol, and sugar.

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  • Lord John Russell, indeed, was too earnest in his desire for reform to abstain from one serious effort to accomplish it.

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  • 4 The Brahmans themselves on the eleventh day after the full moon and the eleventh day after the new " abstain for sixty hours from every kind of sustenance "; and some have a special fast every Monday in November.

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  • v.), where it is declared that " with merely outward fasting nothing is done for true virtue "; the believer is exhorted chiefly to abstain from evil and seek to cleanse himself from feelings of covetousness, and impurity, and revenge: " on the day that thou fastest content thyself with bread, vegetables and water, and thank God for these.

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  • All are required to abstain from tobacco and wine; the women used not to be allowed to wear gold or silver, or silk or brocade, but this rule is commonly broken now; and although neither celibacy nor retirement from the affairs of the world is either imperative or customary, unusual respect is shown to those who voluntarily submit themselves to ascetic discipline.

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