- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of abstain.
“What if the president abstains from a Security Council vote establishing one?.”
“And, how could someone even vote for a guy that either doesn't show up to vote on a bill or abstains from a vote because he doesn't want to be put in a difficult position.”
“We are not, but I reject the generalization that the United States abstains from the market while the Canadian government intervenes.”
“If Finland votes against a Portuguese bailout program, the European Financial Stability Facility would be paralyzed; if it merely abstains, the remaining eurozone countries could in theory go ahead with a bailout without Finnish contributions.”
“If a Democrat abstains on all the votes on that chart, he/she gets 100%, yet a Republican gets 0%.”
“If China abstains from buying while the Fed, Japan and other buyers pull back, yields would quite likely rise.”
“Awkward silence followed the phrases, "Who is against it?" and a certain fatigue could be noted after each, "And who abstains?”
“An abstainer "abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others.”
“If the United States votes for or abstains on such a resolution, it will reflect a dramatic shift in policy against Israel.”
“The move makes the enactment of the budget before the end of the current fiscal year a certainty, as Japan's constitution stipulates that a lower house-endorsed budget is automatically enacted even if the upper chamber rejects it or abstains from voting for 30 days.”
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