A second diplomat told the Daily Beast that a Chinese abstention may be "inevitable."
A diplomat told the Daily Beast that a Chinese abstention on the U.N. vote may be "inevitable."
Coined the 'Janopause' by the Daily Mail, it requires just one month of abstention.
Israel's ambassador to Germany, Yakov Hadas-Handelsmann, expressed his surprise about Germany's U.N. abstention.
In this circumstance, an abstention was unfavorable to Israel.
The week's end found him a little further in debt, in spite of abstention.
Then your whole service has been abstention from positive treachery for your own ends?
Doesn't often take part in Debate; showed to-night that abstention is not due to lack of debating faculty.
Their abstention was not noticed by their fellows in the excitement of the time.
I attributed much of my freedom from the diseases to which others succumbed to abstention from water drinking.
1520s, from Middle French abstention (Old French astencion), from Late Latin abstentionem (nominative abstentio) "the act of retaining," noun of action from past participle stem of abstinere (see abstain).