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  • noun Plural form of abstinence.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • An Aztec who aspired to join the sacrificial priesthood was required to fast, in addition to maintaining other abstinences, as part of his instruction.

    Donna Henes: Lent: Hungering For Spirit

  • Hence, as a result of this legal opinion, the U.S. veto or European abstinences may be averted.

    Raghida Dergham: Abbas and a "Civil" Intifada in International Bodies

  • An Aztec who aspired to join the sacrificial priesthood was required to fast, in addition to maintaining other abstinences, as part of his instruction.

    Donna Henes: Lent: Hungering For Spirit

  • An Aztec who aspired to join the sacrificial priesthood was required to fast, in addition to maintaining other abstinences, as part of his instruction.

    Donna Henes: Lent: Hungering For Spirit

  • These festivities, of course, are in marked contrast to the solemnities and abstinences of the Waiting Hand.

    Cinnamon Roll

  • To mortify one passion, no matter how small, is a greater help in the spiritual life than many abstinences, fasts, and disciplines.

    Archive 2009-06-14

  • I've seen people congregating, seeking community, but also observed a reckless blowing off of all kinds of diets and abstinences; as I indulged in cheese and chips, others smoked cigarettes and indulged their individual urges.

    Amy Spies: Mindfulness in the Time of Economic Meltdown

  • To mortify one passion, no matter how small, is a greater help in the spiritual life than many abstinences, fasts, and disciplines.

    Maxims of St. Philip Neri

  • Some were all rules and relics and rosaries; others were all drab clothes, long faces, and petty traditional abstinences from wine or cards or the theatre.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Some were all rules and relics and rosaries; others were all drab clothes, long faces, and petty traditional abstinences from wine or cards or the theatre.

    Vintage Pharisee

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