Definition of 'abeyance'
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Like the younger nurse, she was much given to smiling: like her, the smile was in temporary abeyance.SAN ANDREAS (2002)
Then she sat back for she was feeling unaccountably weak though the pain still remained in abeyance.CHALLENGE FOR THE CHALET SCHOOL (2002)
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