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Sample sentences for the GRE study word abstinence

abstinence can be used as a noun

1.And abstinence engenders maladies. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
2.He doth with holy abstinence subdu. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.To the next abstinence the next more eas. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
4.Chaucer is always careful to allege his abstinence from th. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
5.blinded And livest thus as a hermite Although thine abstinence is lite.. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
6.Saint Augustine will that abstinence be done for virtue, and with patience. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
7.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. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
8.But I may as well say--en passant, as the French remark--that I myself--that is to say, Jack Bunger, late of the reverend clergy--am a strict total abstinence man I never drink--. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
9."In a word," said Mercedes, "it was a way of assuring me that his abstinence was intended." And she left the room. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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