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 Meanings and Examples of ABANDON
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abandon
 v.  leave a place, thing, or person, usually for ever
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Johnston was forced to abandon the heights he had held so well, in order to protect his rear.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
2  Once, Scarlett, in desperation, started to ride out herself to search for food, but the hysterical outbursts of the whole family fearful of the Yankees made her abandon the plan.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
3  As she let the ether drip, nervously trying to keep the rhythm that Kennicott had indicated, Carol stared at her husband with the abandon of hero-worship.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
4  I abandon the glory and distinction of such offices to those who like them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
5  Edna plunged and swam about with an abandon that thrilled and invigorated her.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XVI
6  When Mr. Pontellier learned of his wife's intention to abandon her home and take up her residence elsewhere, he immediately wrote her a letter of unqualified disapproval and remonstrance.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXII
7  Cora was in the act of speaking, with an intent to advise the woman to abandon the trifle, when the savage relinquished his hold of the shawl, and tore the screaming infant from her arms.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
8  But soon regaining his naturally firm voice, he continued: "His bad fortune is the true reason of my being here, for it would never do to abandon such a boy to the Hurons."
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
9  He was aided by Alice, who mingled her entreaties with those of Heyward that he would abandon a resolution that promised so much danger, with so little hope of success.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
10  Were the slaveholders at once to abandon this practice, I have not the slightest doubt it would lead to an immediate insurrection among the slaves.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
11  The face of a youthful rider, who was jerking his frantic horse with an abandon of temper he might display in a placid barnyard, was impressed deeply upon his mind.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
12  Another officer, riding with the skillful abandon of a cowboy, galloped his horse to a position directly before the general.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 18
13  He cuddled it, baby-wise, but he looked up from it often to curse with an astonishing utter abandon straight at the noses of his captors.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
14  At first this vague and terrible power was exercised only upon the recalcitrants who, having embraced the Mormon faith, wished afterwards to pervert or to abandon it.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER III. JOHN FERRIER TALKS WITH THE PROPHET
15  The lights inside the house had all been extinguished, and from the darkened window Ferrier peered over the fields which had been his own, and which he was now about to abandon for ever.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
Example Sentence: (54 in 4 pages)
16  And yet woman is coerced through submission to the Symbolic order to abandon feminine desire and a peculiarly feminine relation to origins.
17  For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.
18  People often simply abandon their pets when they go abroad.
19  It did not persuade them to abandon the war but it did force them to reappraise their strategy.
20  We were unable to get funding and therefore had to abandon the project.
21  With her parents out of town, Kelly danced all night with abandon.
22  He found the task disagreeable and decided to abandon it.
23  According to legend, the werewolf was able to abandon its human shape and take on a bestial form.
24  Skies once crowded with storks and herons were empty; drought had pushed farmers to abandon their crops, and dust storms, once rare, choked the air.
25  She is convinced that he will abandon her once he gets his green card because he is having an extramarital affair, so my sister wants to drop him from the petition.
26  I have long since abandoned the notion that higher education is essential to either success or happiness.
27  The study showed a deep fear among the elderly of being abandoned to the care of strangers.
28  The baby had been abandoned by its mother.
29  The car was so badly damaged that it had to be abandoned as a total loss.
30  Many people have abandoned their traditional party allegiances.