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From all this a man is delivered who abstains from judging one state to be preferable to another.
The Saxon Confession of Wittenberg, June 1551, while protesting against the same errors, equally abstains from trying to define narrowly how Christ is present in the sacrament.
His model was Xenophon, whom he has imitated with a tolerable measure of success; he abstains from an excessive use of simile and metaphor, and his style is concise and simple.
George Eliot Blessed is the person who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.