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abstineō tinuī (tentus), ēre

abs+teneo, to keep back, keep off, hold back: vix a se manūs: vim uxore et gnato, H.: ferrum quercu, O.: Gemitūs, screatūs, suppress, T.: facis iniuriam illi, qui non abstineas manum, by not keeping your hands off, T.: milites, restrain, L.: militem direptione, L.: militem a praedā, L.: ab uno eo (agro) ferrum ignemque abstineri iussit, L.: duobus omne ius belli, refrained from exercising against them the rights of war, L.: eorum finibus vim, L.—Esp. with se, to keep oneself from, refrain, abstain: ab eis se vitiis: his se armis, L.Intrans, to refrain (cf. se abstinere), abstain: neque facto ullo neque dicto, S.: proelio, Cs.: pugnā, L.: maledictis: tactu, V.: caelo, O.: a ceteris coniurationis causis: ne a mulieribus quidem atque infantibus, Cs.: aegre abstinent, quin castra oppugnent, L.: ut seditionibus abstineretur, L.: non tamen abstinuit, hold his peace, V.

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