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  • Info Abstention is a term in election procedure for when a participant in a vote either does not go to vote (on election day) or, in parliamentary procedure, is present during the vote, but does not cast a ballot. more...
  • We made up for our temporary abstention during the next half-hour. Cited from The Captain of the Polestar, by A. Conan Doyle #5
  • Not much was said in the beginning about Italy's abstention from war. Cited from History of the World War, by Francis A. March and Richard J. Beamish
  • There were indeed numerous and in some places very large abstentions. Cited from India, Old and New, by Sir Valentine Chirol
  • Many states refused to let them do so, and only permitted them to register abstentions.
  • As it was, however, the idea of abstention seems never to have occurred to them. Cited from The Seven Great Monarchies, Vol 6. (of 7): Parthia, by George Rawlinson
  • Abstention from every kind of injury is the great duty of the fourth mode of life. Cited from The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3
  • On those days wine and oil are permitted even if abstention from them would be otherwise called for.
  • The abstention was as marked as any look could have been. Cited from Gideon's Band, by George W. Cable
  • To this abstention he added the most practical proof of good will. Cited from John Redmond's Last Years, by Stephen Gwynn
  • We are therefore bound in His regard, not merely to abstention but to act. Cited from Moral Philosophy, by Joseph Rickaby, S. J
  • Martin Lee said it was a warning to him as he got so many abstentions than last election.
  • And one might ask if the world would have been, or could have been, the worse for that abstention. Cited from We Can't Have Everything, by Rupert Hughes
  • The School Council voted three in favour, twenty-two against with one abstention.
  • Abstentions stand in the middle between to the two sides.
  • The policy of abstention has always seemed to me the weakest possible line in politics. Cited from My First Years As A Frenchwoman, 1876-1879, by Mary King Waddington
  • The religion of abstention with Faith is superior to all things considered sacred. Cited from The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3
  • Four years later, it won no seats amid high opposition abstention.
  • Since then, voting abstention rate has been around one-fifth to nearly one-third of the electorate.
  • The first is a course of actions; the second of abstention from actions. Cited from The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3
  • He has not been there since, and the following pages will, perhaps, explain the reason of his abstention. Cited from Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, Pt 1,by M. R. James
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