(noun) a lapse in succession during which there is no person in whom a title is vested / (noun) temporary inactivity; suspension
I am in a state of cowed abeyance, like someone who has been whipped—or laid low after pride.
we create ourselves and find our way in the world in the abeyance between fantasy and self-actualization, Hamlet's interregnum, we might call it
However, this project remained in abeyance, partly on account of its intrinsic aporias and partly because this was not the main problem to be confronted
fearing its confirmation of everything he imagined the darkness to hold in abeyance as he pulled a coat round him and shivered
they stood side by side, sustaining a perilous abeyance between them, and weighing the room before them in the balance