37 examples of Abstain in a sentence
Well resisting temptation is hard, as the 19th century English economist Nassau William Senior said, "To
from the enjoyment which is in our power, or to seek distant rather than immediate results, are among the most painful exertions of the human will."
There are countless reasons a woman may have for choosing to
from motherhood, the majority of them not self-prioritizing.
from blood" is not an ambiguous statement.
In December, he blasted then-President Barack Obama’s decision to
from a vote on a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s illegal settlement construction, instead of vetoing the measure.
Trump’s foreign-policy meddling reached its apex – at least so far – in late December, when he tried to interfere with President Barack Obama’s administration’s decision to
from voting on a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel for continuing to build settlements in occupied Palestinian territories.
Rational humans, Kant concludes, must recognize that they have a duty to
from a practice (lying) that, if adopted by everyone at once, would annul our most precious invention (language).
When the Security Council rejected war in Iraq in 2003, the US would have been wise to
When Russia, a veto-wielding permanent member of the Council, opposed the US-backed overthrow of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the US would have been wise to
from covert operations to topple him.
No one believes that such an edifice can be detached from the government, or that he will
from taking part in his wife’s decisions as president.
Realizing Ahtisaari’s proposal will depend on EU solidarity and persistence, coupled with strong American support, to manage the vicissitudes of UN debate, lobby skeptical non-permanent Security Council members, such as Indonesia and South Africa, and persuade Russia to
rather than exercise its veto.
Choice is the essence of governance, and to
from it – for whatever reason – is to shirk responsibility.
Brazil has stated that it intends to vote in the Security Council in favor of recommending Palestine’s admission to the General Assembly;Colombia has said that it plans to
The one limit on the permanent members’ veto power – the requirement that a party to a dispute must
from voting – underscores the importance of maintaining some semblance of neutrality when making decisions in the Security Council.
The organization is also obliged to
from making public statements of any kind until after the results are announced, and to keep all comments and suggestions they make to electoral authorities – including their final report – strictly confidential.
Recently, during the vote on Palestinian representation at the United Nations, the EU called for its members to
– an odd way to affirm Europe’s commitment to global leadership.
Germany is too big to
from leadership in Europe.
For starters, they can simply
from taking action, as we have seen with some states’ reaction to federal education reforms.
While Fukuda has made it clear that he will not visit the Yasukuni Shrine, 160 other parliamentarians paid homage at the site last month, an indication that conservative forces in Japan remain strong and that future prime ministers may not
from visiting Yasukuni.
Some are calling for Fatah leaders to
from ministerial roles, whereas others see no reason why one can’t be a leader of a party and the government simultaneously.
France, Portugal, and Spain have firmly declared that they will vote in favor of Palestine’s status upgrade, while the Czech Republic opposes it, and Germany will
Meanwhile, the United Kingdom may
from the vote, and is calling upon the US to take a “decisive lead” in seeking a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
During his election campaign, Trump spoke about moving the United States embassy to Jerusalem and condemned the outgoing Obama administration’s decision to
from voting on a United Nations Security Council resolution denouncing Israeli settlements (rather than vetoing it).
It is now all but certain that the Trump administration will
from lecturing foreign leaders about their countries’ democratic shortcomings, and that promoting human rights will take a backseat to other priorities.
Until the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012, the CDC was forced to
from conducting any such research.
But nor could he
or call for others to do so, since this would not only favor Keiko, but would also be a de facto abdication of the intellectuel engagé’s responsibility.
Just as the Brexiteers managed to mobilize three million Britons who generally
from voting, continental populists could attract Europeans who feel as though mainstream parties have forgotten about them.
The resolution was adopted because the two permanent members with the greatest reservations – China and Russia – decided to
More important, the measure would both correct competitive distortions and deter those tempted to
from taking part in the global climate coalition.
I fancy he must have belonged to some society sworn to
from bread and jam; for he declined it quite gruffly, as if he were vexed at being tempted with it, and he added that it was his duty to turn us off.
He promised to
from smoking, chewing, and profanity as long as he remained a member.