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abstain

verb avoid, be loath, be neutral, by-pass, cease, decline, defer, desist, discontinue, dispense with, do without, eschew, forebear, forgo, hold back, keep away, keep off, let alone, not use, not vote, refrain voluntarily from, refuse, restrain oneself, shirk, shun, spare, stand aside, take no sides, turn aside from, waive, withhold
See also: abandon, decline, defer, desist, discontinue, eschew, forbear, refrain, refuse, reject, relinquish, rest, shirk, shun, withhold
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Abstainers were defined as individuals who reported that they never have a drink with alcohol.
Both regular users and abstainers had personality profiles that would not be considered ideal, even though these two groups were dissimilar regarding the problematic characteristics they possessed.
The remaining 20 percent are Abstainers who do not want anything to do with the change and keep their distance from the process.
Frequent users were younger than experimenters, and female experimenters were younger than female abstainers when they lost their virginity [F(2, 751) = 28.
The abstainers included Chile, Russia, South Africa, Argentina, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and New Zealand.
Hence this research distinguishes between nondrinkers who have never drunk, termed Lifetime Abstainers, and Ex-Drinkers.
Salman added that that the fine would be implemented after abstainers are "referred to prosecution and court".
Abstainers who chose not to drink for a cluster of reasons that included religious or moral motivations, being brought up not to drink, responsibilities to their family, as well as not liking the taste, had similar mortality risks over the follow-up period to light drinkers.
THE list of tax abstainers grows bigger by the day but when top Irish singer Bono's band U2 perform at Glastonbury at the end of the month, members of activist group Art Uncut will hoist a huge inflatable sign with the message "Bono, pay up
Study participants were classified into one of four groups: abstainers, sporadic drinkers, moderate drinkers (range of 1 unit per week to 3 units per day), and heavy drinkers (4 or more units per day).
Coupon lovers are 220% more likely than abstainers to highly value tradition, and 96% more likely to highly value self-direction.