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Usage Examples for ABEYANCE

  1. " Fortunately it is possible to take a broad- minded view of your uncourteous action, owing to your sense of the fitnesses being for the time in abeyance through allegiance to so engaging a maiden as Melodious Vision," said Pe- lung in a voice not devoid of reproach. - "Kai Lung's Golden Hours" by Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc
  2. This severe order, however, lies in general abeyance. - "First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar" by Richard F. Burton
  3. During the six years they held their own claims in abeyance to those of the slaves of the South, and labored to inspire the people with enthusiasm for the great measures of the Republican party, they were highly honored as " wise, loyal, and clear- sighted." - "Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897" by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  4. But I have my suspicions, and I'm leaving everything in abeyance until they're confirmed. - "The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
  5. Such being the state of affairs with him, that little episode with Clary being at an end,- or rather, as he thought, never having quite come to a beginning,- and his little arrangement as to Polly Neefit being in abeyance, he was free to amuse himself with this newcomer. - "Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
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