1 The burning of Smolensk and its abandonment made an epoch in his life.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo TolstoyGet Context In BOOK 10: CHAPTER V
2 It would not take place because the commanders not merely all recognized the position to be impossible, but in their conversations were only discussing what would happen after its inevitable abandonment.
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3 After the battle of Borodino the abandonment and burning of Moscow was as inevitable as the retreat of the army beyond Moscow without fighting.
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4 Nine days after the abandonment of Moscow, a messenger from Kutuzov reached Petersburg with the official announcement of that event.
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5 Before the news of the abandonment of Moscow had been received in Petersburg, a detailed plan of the whole campaign had been drawn up and sent to Kutuzov for his guidance.
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6 After abandonment, straightened circumstances.
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7 Let it be said by the way, that this abandonment of children was not discouraged by the ancient monarchy.
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8 Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment, poverty, are the fields of battle which have their heroes; obscure heroes, who are, sometimes, grander than the heroes who win renown.
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9 It serves those who deny it without complaint, even excusing them, and even disculpates them, and its magnanimity consists in consenting to abandonment.
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10 Thus, while contemplating the misfortune which threatened her and the abandonment in which she was left, she broke out into sobs and tears.
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11 She had dropped sideways in Gerty's big arm-chair, her head buried where lately Selden's had leaned, in a beauty of abandonment that drove home to Gerty's aching senses the inevitableness of her own defeat.
House of Mirth By Edith WhartonGet Context In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
12 The thing is common in that fishery; and in the sequel of the narrative, it will then be seen what like abandonment befell myself.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 93. The Castaway.
13 It was even harder than he could have believed possible, to separate in his own conscience his abandonment by all his fellows from a baseless sense of shame and disgrace.
Hard Times By Charles DickensGet Context In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV
14 There was a spasmodic abandonment about it as if, in allowing herself to utter the sound the woman's brain had authorized what it could not regulate.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyGet Context In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
15 Poor Cathy, frightened from her little romance, had been considerably sadder and duller since its abandonment; and her father insisted on her reading less, and taking more exercise.
Wuthering Heights By Emily BronteGet Context In CHAPTER XXII