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Monday, January 05, 2009

Definitions for abstinent

  1. abstaining, especially from self-indulgence

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Citations for abstinent
The main reason I am abstinent is I don't want to become pregnant. That would be the worst thing. I wouldn't be able to finish school. Tia Whipple, Time
It's not enough to just talk about abstinence. You have to be willing to talk to them about protection if they choose not to be abstinent. , Denver Post
Origin of abstinent
1250-1300
c. 1386, from French abstinent from Old French astenant, from Latin abstinentem and abstinere "to withhold"