umiwas, mangilin, hindi lumahok, magpigil, mag-abstinensya
Verb(1) refrain from voting(2) choose not to consume
(1) It is important to persuade the patient to abstain completely from alcohol.(2) most pregnant women abstain or drink very little(3) Also, a member state could abstain in a vote and make a formal declaration that it would not be bound by the vote.(4) Overall mortality rates among wine drinkers are lower than for those who drink beer or alcohol, or for those who abstain , according to previous research.(5) Pius IX had already refused to recognize the legitimacy of the Kingdom of Italy; and Catholics had been formally enjoined to abstain from voting in national elections.(6) We all know it's not an overwhelmingly popular choice for married people to abstain from sex before marriage and not to cohabitate, although it has been the norm in Western Civilization for most of history.(7) Safe levels of alcohol consumption during pregnancy are not known; therefore, pregnant women are advised to abstain from drinking alcohol.(8) The fully recovered individuals show symptoms of neither alcohol dependence nor alcohol abuse and either abstain or drink at levels below those known to increase relapse risk.(9) The prime minister has also urged his citizens to abstain from drinking alcohol on election day to avoid violence and maintain the dignity of the event.(10) Well, ├ö├ç├┐Vegans├ö├ç├û are vegetarians who abstain from eating or using any animal products, including milk, cheese, eggs and other items made from animal skin like silk or leather.(11) However, adolescents who held more favorable attitudes toward drinking were relatively unaffected by the program and did not abstain or moderate their alcohol consumption.(12) This summer sees the UK launch of the Silver Ring Thing - a programme which encourages teenagers to abstain from sex until marriage and rewards virginity with a ring to symbolise abstinence.(13) Almost 49 percent of U.S. adults abstain from alcohol use or drink fewer than 12 drinks per year.(14) To forgo the leisured lifestyle, to abstain from epicurean pleasures of over-indulgence, is no mean task.(15) It goes without saying that drivers should abstain or strictly control the amount they drink.(16) Pregnant women have been urged to abstain from alcohol by scientists who claim that even small amounts can damage the development of a baby's brain.
(1) abstain from :: Huwag gumamit nang
(2) abstain from voting :: abstain mula sa pagboto
1. refrain from ::
pigilin ang sarili mula sa
2. not drink ::
3. not vote ::
4. refrain ::
pigilin ang sarili
abstain, abstained, abstainer, abstainers, abstaining, abstains
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"Dr. Sheldon Cooper
promises to ABSTAIN from all insulting
The Big Bang Theory Season 9, Episode 18
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