1 Nowadays the military profession is in abeyance and the magisterial robe is the badge of honor.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 6. The Deputy Procureur du Roi.
2 For this reason, I suppose, they were now inflexible with one another; Mr. Jaggers being highly dictatorial, and Wemmick obstinately justifying himself whenever there was the smallest point in abeyance for a moment.
3 For causes such as these, the measure remained in abeyance down to the time of the Gracchi; but being by them revived, finally overthrew the liberty of Rome.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo MachiavelliContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXVII.