[ US /əˈbeɪəns/ ]
[ UK /ɐbˈe‍ɪəns/ ]
  1. temporary cessation or suspension
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How To Use abeyance In A Sentence

  • There is a tradition of magickal practice in my family but sadly it fell into abeyance a couple of generations back.
  • It is worth recalling that in the same way the Scottish parliament has restarted the clock after nearly 400 years in abeyance, you must also reappraise the relationship between the two Crowns.
  • Then she sat back for she was feeling unaccountably weak though the pain still remained in abeyance. CHALLENGE FOR THE CHALET SCHOOL
  • Hostilities between the two groups have been in abeyance since last June.
  • This meant escalation of the pain that had been held in abeyance.
  • Hostilities between the two groups have been in abeyance since last June.
  • The sad thing now is that railways have fallen into abeyance and the motor car's taken over, despite the great efforts of Fischer and people like that.
  • In fact even the committed ones should put their decision in abeyance not because of popular vote or other but rather because Obama has not gone trough the procees of vetting. Clinton reviewing 'options' - but says superdelegates could shift
  • Without fossil fuels, or some form of alternative energy that can be scaled up to the consumption level of fossil fuels, these non-adaptive social systems will collapse, and all the ferocity of tribal competitiveness, which they had been holding in abeyance, will appear. What a Bunch of Apes! « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website
  • The question is in abeyance until we know more about it.
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