Abstention

Antonyms of ABSTENTION

Examples of usage:

  1. His long trip to Africa and Europe and his brief abstention from politics on his return in June, 1910, led many, who did not know him, to suppose that he might emulate the example set by Mr. Cleveland in retiring from active affairs. "Contemporary American History, 1877-1913" by Charles A. Beard
  2. The abstention of England has in the sequel led German statesmen to show all possible deference to Russia, generally at the expense of British interests. "The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)" by John Holland Rose
  3. He had his reasons for this abstention, and he seldom relaxed it; but the consul appealed to him on rather strong grounds; and he suffered himself to be persuaded. "Georgina's Reasons" by Henry James
  4. What they longed for was complete abstention, general panic among the functionaries. "The Fortune of the Rougons" by Emile Zola
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