(v. i.) To hold one's self aloof; to forbear or refrain voluntarily, and especially from an indulgence of the passions or appetites; -- with from.
(v. t.) To hinder; to withhold.
(1) Also critical to Mr Smith's victory was the decision over lunch of the MSF technical union's delegation to abstain on the rule changes.
(2) Abstainer rates in the total population controlled for treatment decreased with increasing WPY (P less than 0.005).
(3) The adjusted odds ratio of having one or more hospitalization for current drinkers relative to life-long abstainers in females was 0.67 (95 per cent confidence interval 0.57-0.79) and in males was 0.74 (0.57-0.96).
(4) Britain and France formally announced this week they would abstain, along with Portugal and Bosnia.
(5) Although close to 50% of this sample were abstainers, 11% of the drinkers were found to be heavy drinkers, averaging more than two drinks daily, while 18% were high-maximum drinkers, consuming at least five drinks on an occasion prior to pregnancy.
(6) Compared to abstainers, the heaviest drinkers had the highest systolic (JM, p = 0.001; WM, p less than 0.01) and diastolic (JM, p less than 0.002; WM, p less than 0.05) blood pressures.
(7) The Labour leadership is understood to be pressing for its MPs to abstain on the grounds that the party’s policy is under review and the real vote on Trident will come in the decisive “main gate” decision on renewal next year.
(8) But the prime minister failed to win the support of more than half of his 303 MPs after 136 Tories rejected the measure and around 40 Tory MPs either did not vote or actively abstained.
(9) 36% of the group had abstained from further drug taking, 27% were taking them periodically, 32% had to be treated again and 5% had deteriorated (trend towards invalidism).
(10) Their occurrence rules out any organic involvement almost with certainty, and allows abstaining from additional examinations, or keeping them within minimum limits.
(11) They all abstain from social media for fear of getting embroiled in some brouhaha.
(12) Heidi Allen, the Conservative MP for South Cambridgeshire, abstained in last week’s vote but said she and others would defy the party whip if concessions were not offered.
(13) Fourteen months later, 41 subjects (41%) were classified as resumers; 62 (59%) were abstainers.
(14) This finding indicates that many young people exaggerate the risk of losing status among their peers because they abstain from drinking.
(15) At their explosive 80-minute meeting, the union's delegates - who hold 4.5 per cent of the vote - voted by 19-17 to abstain because the OMOV rule change included a further measure promoting more women MPs, one of the union's longstanding causes.
(16) All subjects had been instructed to abstain from smoking for at least 10 h before and during the examination.
(17) The CDC and other health agencies have been operating for months on the assumption that Zika causes brain defects, and they have been warning pregnant women to use mosquito repellent, avoid travel to Zika-stricken regions and either abstain from sex or rely on condoms.
(18) On same-sex marriage, Leadsom said she supported partnerships between gay couples but had reservations about the legislation that led her to abstain during the parliamentary vote.
(19) The salivary cotinine concentration after 1 week in 60 abstainers was 183 ng.ml-1.
(20) Never smoking abstainers die at about the same rate as never smoking moderate drinkers.
(a.) To shun; to avoid, as something wrong, or from a feeling of distaste; to keep one's self clear of.
(a.) To escape from; to avoid.
(1) He is a man who eschews personal publicity and interviews, prompting him to be once described as Britain's answer to the late Howard Hughes, though his love of a night out proves he is no recluse.
(2) In line with his modest and humble public image, Francis exhibits a strong taste for Italian neorealist cinema, which eschewed Hollywood razzle-dazzle and told morally powerful stories set among the working class.
(3) While each is moving forward to develop strategies and programs suited to its circumstances, all eschew the bunker mentality that comes to mind in tough times.
(4) He sais: This is the key proposal and it eschews the learning from all other governance models outside those of the Plc.
(5) First off, unlike Bob Bradley, Klinsmann has favored a 4-3-2-1 Christmas tree formation that eschews width for possession.
(6) LGBT-friendly cities, hotels, restaurants and clubs: readers’ travel tips Read more Some 60,000 people descend on the spa town of Lisdoonvarna every year in September and October, eschewing dating apps and Match.com for a more traditional, personal approach.
(7) A native Chicagoan and Harvard graduate, Garland excelled in private law but chose to eschew fat salaries for the less lucrative but arguably more exciting world of public criminal prosecutions.
(8) Curettage with examination of curettings or documentation of falling hCG can be used to prevent unnecessary laparoscopies in patients undergoing spontaneous abortions and can make possible definitive diagnosis and medical treatment of EP completely eschewing anesthesia and surgery.
(9) Eschewing the usual political reactions, Mensch issued a press release.
(10) Without legislation to back this up, however, too many will eschew their moral responsibilities.
(11) The current assumption seems to be that the world can have a rising population, ever-higher per capita meat consumption, devote less land to food production to help hit climate change targets and eschew the advances in science that might increase yields.
(12) Secondly, the problems concerning usage of embryologic terms can be easily circumvented by eschewing all embryologic considerations in naming these malformations.
(13) This essay eschews reductionist, dualist, and identity-theory attempts to resolve this problem, and offers an ontology--"monistic dual-aspect interactionism"--for the biopsychosocial model.
(14) Most of Chibana's music eschews the sanshin and other traditional instruments, but his background looms large, he said.
(15) Opinion polls suggest Obama's campaign promise to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan remains popular among the US public, but his last-minute decision to eschew military intervention in Syria and apparent impotence in the face of Russian aggression in Crimea are giving growing ammunition to conservative critics who say US deterrence has lost credibility and will herald a new era of instability in the world.
(16) He could even eschew both sides and sit his party on the crossbenches.
(17) David Alexander, analyst at retail researcher Conlumino, applauded Primark’s strategy of focusing on “one corner of the USA, eschewing prime locations like Manhattan, to ensure that it meets consumer expectations in the States head-on before rolling out nationwide”.
(18) And beautiful Beyoncé tells us that since becoming a mother, she eschews big primping routines, opting for "no make-up, just sunglasses and lip gloss".
(19) It's impossible to imagine, say, a believable political drama coming out this autumn that eschews ferocious use of Twitter; anything scheduled for spring that doesn't foreguess the next big "phone thing".
(20) The film-maker has already signalled he will eschew the CGI-generated environments seen in the unloved prequel series of movies in favour of real sets.