Definition of 'abstinence'
Example sentences containing 'abstinence'
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He was enjoying a pipe with the same disdainful congratulation of self with which some men enjoy total abstinence. MAN'S LOVING FAMILY (2005)Have to say after months of abstinence alcohol highly effective & had lovely snooze. AND GOD CREATED THE AU PAIR (2005)`Don't remind me... abstinence has been awful... I haven't been unfaithful. LOST CHILDREN (2005)
Trends of 'abstinence'
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Translations for 'abstinence'
British English: abstinence NOUN
Abstinence is the practice of abstaining from something such as alcoholic drink or sex, often for health or religious reasons.
...six months of abstinence.
Definition of abstinence from the Collins English Dictionary
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