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use "abstinence" in a sentence

Because a recurring theme of this season involves cast members talking about their struggles with drug and alcohol addiction, the comments often have a drug-abstinence message.

pilgrims after first having taken a strict vow of abstinence, come barefoot, by walk, from
distant towns and villages.

Total abstinence from all vices like alcohol, tobacco and non-vegetarian food is stipulated.

Christians are instructed regarding abstinence and their duty toward immature Christians: "All food is clean, but it is wrong for a man to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble.

And ayahuasca, he insists, has great potential as a long-term solution in maintaining abstinence.

Some amount of abstinence is, according to Bahya, a necessary discipline to curb man's passion and to turn the soul toward its higher destiny.

Filmed in Kenya and Uganda, this short documentary provides a snapshot of the Bush administration's abstinence-only approach to HIV prevention as part of its global HIV/AIDS assistance.

In the early 20th century, Church law prescribed fasting throughout Lent, with abstinence only on Friday and Saturday.

From 1870 there was a steady decline in fertility, linked not to a rise in the use of artificial contraception but to more traditional methods such as withdrawal and abstinence (Szreter; Fisher).

Chastity is sometimes used synonymously with sexual abstinence, but the mechanisms of chastity are typically largely different for persons who assume different societal roles.

The late 1800s saw the temperance movement broaden its focus from abstinence to all behavior and institutions related to alcohol consumption.

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