in abeyance

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Some minutes before midday the first driblets of metal began to flow; the reservoirs filled little by little; and, by the time that the whole melting was completely accomplished, it was kept in abeyance for a few minutes in order to facilitate the separation of foreign substances.
His natural inclination to blame, hitherto kept entirely in abeyance toward his father by the predisposition to think him always right, simply on the ground that he was Tom Tulliver's father, was turned into this new channel by his mother's plaints; and with his indignation against Wakem there began to mingle some indignation of another sort.
The beginning of November found its date still in abeyance, though he asked her at the most tempting times.
Jaggers being highly dictatorial, and Wemmick obstinately justifying himself whenever there was the smallest point in abeyance for a moment.
John, meanwhile, sat collapsed, his chin sunk upon his chest, his mind in abeyance.
Animated by this reflection, he stumps faster, and looks a long way before him, as a man with an ambitious project in abeyance often will do.
The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division has denied the motion filed by Danao City Mayor Ramonito Duterte Durano III, the second cousin of President Duterte, to hold in abeyance any further action on his administrative case.
ISLAMABAD -- An accountability court of Islamabad Thursday postponed hearing against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar till January 2, due to stay order issued by Islamabad High Court (IHC) to stop proceedings against him in abeyance.
She said they have a lot of these letters held in abeyance.
As all the petitions related to the contempt of court, therefore, to the extent of respondent Khadim Hussain, the process is kept in abeyance till determination of his involvement in the commission of the alleged contempt of Court', the learned apex court said in its order.
Nine chapters are: transnational nationalism; transnational field and frames; waves of contention; a quantitative reevaluation of radical flank effects within nonviolent campaigns; ono shaming this sluto; home is where activism thrives; humor, collective identity, and framing in the new atheist movement; how social movements matter; social movements in abeyance in non-democracies.
The negotiations are presently in abeyance in view of review of the model text of BIPA.