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abstain

Cynical Definitions

v. A weakness, the symptoms of which are the temptation to deny oneself pleasure.

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v. When voting, the deliberate choice of remaining useless in a given situation.

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Cynical Quotations

A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others.

— Ambrose Bierce

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