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. The smell of the cab was still faintly present to his senses, and a certain leaden chill about his feet, all else had disappeared in one vast oppression of calamity and physical faintness.
Brooke the hereditary strain of Puritan energy was clearly in abeyance; but in his niece Dorothea it glowed alike through faults and virtues, turning sometimes into impatience of her uncle's talk or his way of "letting things be" on his estate, and making her long all the more for the time when she would be of age and have some command of money for generous schemes.
It wouldn't he respectable.' 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 DOE, in a letter dated July 12, granted SMPC's request to hold in abeyance the CDO, subject to four conditions: The order shall take effect for 30 days or until the DOE resolves SMPC's verified answer, whichever comes earlier; SMPC shall continue its coal trading activities only on existing coal supply contracts/agreements; SMPC shall not enter into new coal supply contracts/agreements; and SMPC shall faithfully comply with all its commitments and obligations under Coal Trader Accreditation No.
As a result of social media posts and the article in last week's Observer, most people in Buchlyvie and the surrounding area are now aware that BCC is in abeyance. This has come about through the resignations of five members.
In the year 2011 the then government had asked the Government of Andhra Pradesh to stop construction work of the project but in the year 2014 the NDA government declared the Polavaram project a National project and the ministry kept the Stop Work Order in abeyance to allow the construction works.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jun 26 (ANI): Vice President and Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday called Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar to Rajya Sabha and suggested him that his ministry should consider keeping in abeyance the 'stop work order' on Polavaram Multipurpose Project by another 2 years in the nation's interest.
Oscar Albayalde issued an order holding its use in abeyance until after the IRR is released.