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abandonment
 n.  giving up completely; freedom from constraint
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The burning of Smolensk and its abandonment made an epoch in his life.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get 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.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER III
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.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER V
4  Nine days after the abandonment of Moscow, a messenger from Kutuzov reached Petersburg with the official announcement of that event.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER III
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.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER III
6  After abandonment, straightened circumstances.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—ONE MOTHER MEETS ANOTHER MOTHER
7  Let it be said by the way, that this abandonment of children was not discouraged by the ancient monarchy.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI—A BIT OF HISTORY
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.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—MARIUS INDIGENT
9  It serves those who deny it without complaint, even excusing them, and even disculpates them, and its magnanimity consists in consenting to abandonment.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE N...
10  Thus, while contemplating the misfortune which threatened her and the abandonment in which she was left, she broke out into sobs and tears.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 17 BONACIEUX AT HOME
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 Wharton
Get 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 Melville
Get 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 Dickens
Get 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 Hardy
Get 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 Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
Example Sentence: (54 in 4 pages)
16  He played with an abandon that was strangely absent from his performance last week.
17  And yet woman is coerced through submission to the Symbolic order to abandon feminine desire and a peculiarly feminine relation to origins.
18  For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.
19  People often simply abandon their pets when they go abroad.
20  It did not persuade them to abandon the war but it did force them to reappraise their strategy.
21  We were unable to get funding and therefore had to abandon the project.
22  With her parents out of town, Kelly danced all night with abandon.
23  He found the task disagreeable and decided to abandon it.
24  According to legend, the werewolf was able to abandon its human shape and take on a bestial form.
25  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.
26  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.
27  I have long since abandoned the notion that higher education is essential to either success or happiness.
28  The study showed a deep fear among the elderly of being abandoned to the care of strangers.
29  The baby had been abandoned by its mother.
30  The car was so badly damaged that it had to be abandoned as a total loss.