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Refraining offers the chance to desist, to choose not to take action, just to be still.
Aly Ahmed and Abdel Aleem Selim had previously filed a lawsuit against Ibrahim, accusing him of refraining from carrying out two court verdict issued by the Administrative Judiciary Court, granting them EGP 25,000 each as compensation for political detention from 1994 to 1996, reported Al-Ahram.
In all three subgroups, the proportions of participants reporting any positive consequence of refraining from sexual activity (i.
Each method is easy to internalize and use, such as the importance of limiting excessive verbosity used to communicate when a child is naughty (an estimated "one word per year of life" sentence structure is recommended when communicating parental displeasure), the giving an immediate consequence for unacceptable behavior, refraining from yelling at children, and refraining from giving warnings, which only reinforce the idea that obedience is not required the first time a child is given an instruction.
Players acknowledge refraining from swearing to be an unusual request, and Butler says he is not sure if major leaguers would be willing to refrain from cussing.
A substantial risk of forfeiture exists when transferred property rights are conditioned (directly or indirectly) on the future performance (or refraining from performance) of substantial services by any person or the occurrence of a condition related to the purpose of the transfer; the possibility of forfeiture is substantial if such condition is not satisfied.
Their efforts were organized by a strategic refraining of the historic conservative agenda as a response to the events of the 11th, a rhetorical undertaking grounded in the language of values and emotions.
By analogy, an inmate who sincerely holds a strong ethical or moral belief in refraining from consuming meat, or any animal by-products, could be said to hold beliefs occupying a place parallel to that filled by God in religious persons, and, therefore, the inmate should be entitled to an alternative to meat and animal by-products.
The repackaging was supposed to reflect a play on meaning: By refraining work that had already ("originally") questioned its frame, Kosuth wanted to create a mise en abime that throws into question the viewer's orientation and mode of interpretation.
Equally, the social-contract idea of justice as self-serving compromise - my interests are furthered by refraining from harming others - does not explain what one ought or ought not to choose.