Abstains sentence example

abstains
  • From all this a man is delivered who abstains from judging one state to be preferable to another.
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  • The Saxon Confession of Wittenberg, June 1551, while protesting against the same errors, equally abstains from trying to define narrowly how Christ is present in the sacrament.
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  • His model was Xenophon, whom he has imitated with a tolerable measure of success; he abstains from an excessive use of simile and metaphor, and his style is concise and simple.
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  • George Eliot Blessed is the person who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
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  • His arguments, as summed up by Swete (op. cit., p. cxiv seq.), are as follows: "John the Evangelist abstains from mentioning his own name, but John the Apocalyptist names himself more than once at the very outset of his book, and again near its end.
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