1 On receiving this the victim might either openly abjure his former ways, or might fly from the country.
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2 But there are passions of which a man cannot rid himself, seeing that they are born with him at his birth, and he has no power to abjure them.
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3 The protesting minority were forgotten in the throng which abjured and came; and the audience was almost as brilliant as the show.
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