RELINQUISH in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of RELINQUISH
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 v.  give up something with reluctance; retire from; give up or abandon
Classic Sentence: (42 in 3 pages)
1  Everyone had his own idea on that subject and was loath to relinquish it, just as everyone had ideas about the color and cut of the uniforms.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
2  He was therefore forced to relinquish his plan.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
3  They soon relinquish this turbulence though, and when about three-fourths grown, break up, and separately go about in quest of settlements, that is, harems.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 88. Schools and Schoolmasters.
4  This amount I was compelled to make up, or relinquish the privilege of hiring my time.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
5  They jerked at it, stout and furious, but the color sergeant was dead, and the corpse would not relinquish its trust.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
6  but no trace of her has been discovered, and we relinquish.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER TEN
7  You might relinquish that scheme.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
8  I would not so soon relinquish the attempt to reconquer it.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
9  One thing was manifest to both of us, and that was, that until relief came, neither of us could relinquish the fire.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XLIII
10  That she would never waver in it, never be diverted from it, never relinquish it, while there was any chance of hope.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 47. MARTHA
11  I will do anything you desire, except relinquish my determination of finding out who this man is.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
12  His fervid nature could not afford to relinquish one of these, though two of the three were as many as he could hope to preserve.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 4 An Hour of Bliss and Many Hours of Sadness
13  Now, Planchet has an excellent memory; and I will be bound that sooner than relinquish any possible means of vengeance, he will allow himself to be beaten to death.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 48 A FAMILY AFFAIR
14  But were the circumstances of the country other than they are these communities would be forced to make attempts to extend their dominions, and be constrained to relinquish their present peaceful mode of life.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIX.
15  The child, relinquished by the nurse, rushed across the room and rooted shyly into her mother's dress.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
Example Sentence:
1  On the other hand, he knew that the Countess Astaride, having gone so far, would never again relinquish her ambitions.
2  She relinquished her claim to the property.
3  He has relinquished his claim to the throne.
4  He had relinquished all hope that she was alive.
5  I left my parents' house, relinquished my estate and my patrimony.
6  They drilled horizontally, then pummelled shale with sand and water, a process known as fracking, until the rock relinquished its oil and gas.