In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(refusal to vote)abstención feminine
- The senate vote recorded 25 in favour 16 opposed and 10 abstentions.
- The rebellion, small on the scale of recent backbench protests and partly because of Labour reluctance to back a Liberal Democrat motion, masked considerable Labour abstentions.
- The US will therefore be able to find a majority of positive votes with a few abstentions.
- There were two abstentions and one invalid vote.
- Since the vote was held in secret, it is impossible to say from which part of the government camp the 51 ‘no’ votes and abstentions came.
- A show of hands resulted in 11 people voting to bring back the bells, with one vote against and six abstentions.
- There were seven abstentions and just four voted in favour of the plan.
- The resolution was backed by 22 of the 35 members of the IAEA's governing board, with 12 abstentions and one vote against.
- The lopsided vote for Libya, including all those cowardly European abstentions, speaks volumes about the UN's character.
- They could not make up their minds, so they voted eight abstentions.
- Therefore, of 300 total seats, only 75 votes or abstentions would be required to block constitutional reform.
- The amendment was approved with 65 votes for, 13 votes against and 22 abstentions.
- This time the vote was 120 to 98, with six abstentions.
- The growing tide of abstentions and protest votes for the extreme right and the extreme left are other signs of disarray and dismay.
- According to Stankushev the ratio between the number of votes and abstentions showed the ratio between fear and conscience.
- Voters in the cities, like Harare and Bulawayo, voted No by three to one, whilst in the rural heartlands that were expected to vote Yes there were widespread abstentions.
- Indeed, this pattern of fierce and prolonged debate, followed by a vote with a large number of abstentions, was a remarkable feature of debates in the ISG.
- A motion passed overwhelmingly with no votes against and two abstentions was proposed jointly by Labour and the Conservatives.
- Four of those six abstentions were members of the Latino Caucus, including its chairman, Marco Antonio Firebaugh.
- Following several hours of debates, a council vote to accept the plan was passed by 29 in favour with four votes against and 20 abstentions.
2formal(avoidance)abstinencia feminineabstention from sth/-ing — abstinencia de algo/+ inf
- The disquieting voices of the few people who doubted that complete abstention was achievable for most problematic consumers were drowned out in a sea of treatment optimism.
- Existing treatments for alcoholism tend to concentrate either on abstention - sometimes aided by drugs - or the use of aversion therapy, such as drugs that make you ill if you drink.
- But again, this would only be true if Crusoe's saving - i.e. his abstention from possible present consumption - had been channeled into investment in such tools.
- They started by studying men and women at all levels of drinking from abstention to those in detox for full-blown alcohol problems.
- Fasting or abstention from sex is a cakewalk compared to it.
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