ABSTINENCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ABSTINENCE
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 n.  restraint from eating or drinking; refraining from indulging appetite or desire
Classic Sentence:
1  Having dispelled the cold, he turned eagerly to the smoking mess which was placed before him, and ate with a haste and an apparent relish, that seemed to betoken long abstinence from food.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
2  A formidable warrior, his thin and severe features retained the soldier's fierceness of expression; an ascetic bigot, they were no less marked by the emaciation of abstinence, and the spiritual pride of the self-satisfied devotee.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
3  I give you leave, returned Laurie, who enjoyed having someone to tease, after his long abstinence from his favorite pastime.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
4  "You don't eat 'em," returned Mr. Pumblechook, sighing and nodding his head several times, as if he might have expected that, and as if abstinence from watercresses were consistent with my downfall.'
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter LVIII
5  This abstinence, so remarkable in an Indian, when he possessed the means of satisfying hunger, at length attracted the notice of Heyward.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 11
6  He preserved this opinion even after the feast, with the remnants of which he repaired his own long abstinence; but when in the evening he made his master's bed, the chimeras of Planchet faded away.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
7  Three small whiskies had gone to his head and Gallaher's strong cigar had confused his mind, for he was a delicate and abstinent person.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In A LITTLE CLOUD
Example Sentence:
1  The best way to avoid pregnancy is total abstinence from sex.
2  I had planned to usher in the new decade with a month of abstinence.
3  The doctor recommended total abstinence from salted foods.