RENOUNCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of RENOUNCE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
renounce
 v.  abandon; disown; turn away from; give up
Classic Sentence: (38 in 3 pages)
1  They renounce the world, towns, sensualities, pleasures, vanities, pride, interests.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV—THE CONVENT FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF PRINCIPL...
2  I was obliged to renounce the profession of author.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO BE DRUNK IN ORDER TO BE ...
3  I renounce the triumphs of the bar.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER II—BLONDEAU'S FUNERAL ORATION BY BOSSUET
4  He was explaining to himself that there was no longer any reason why Marius should return, that if he intended to return, he should have done it long ago, that he must renounce the idea.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—THE OLD HEART AND THE YOUNG HEART IN THE PRES...
5  The successive and simultaneous scenes of this grand slaughter we renounce all attempts at depicting.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXI—THE HEROES
6  Planchet seeing there was no longer any hope of making his master renounce his project, heaved a profound sigh and set to work to groom the third horse.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 23 THE RENDEZVOUS
7  Take my advice, renounce this woman.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 35 A GASCON A MATCH FOR CUPID
8  He wished to subdue this woman in his own name; and as this vengeance appeared to him to have a certain sweetness in it, he could not make up his mind to renounce it.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 37 MILADY'S SECRET
9  D'Artagnan fancied himself very cunning when advising Milady to renounce, by pardoning de Wardes, the furious projects she had formed.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 37 MILADY'S SECRET
10  In the meantime," said Athos, "I renounce my plan of seclusion, and wherever you go, I will go with you.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 38 HOW, WITHOUT INCOMMDING HIMSELF, ATHOS PROCURES HIS EQUIPMENT
11  Then the noble and severe countenance of Athos crossed his mind; if he made the compact with the cardinal which he required, Athos would no more give him his hand--Athos would renounce him.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 40 A TERRIBLE VISION
12  Yet I cannot ask you to renounce your country and friends to fulfil this task; and now that you are returning to England, you will have little chance of meeting with him.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
13  If you were to renounce this patronage and these favors, I suppose you would do so with some faint hope of one day repaying what you have already had.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLI
14  The picture of his wife not letting him go was so pleasant that he was ready to renounce the delights of looking upon bears forever.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 2
15  And should I, contrary to my expectations, prove successful, I beg of you, in return for these my efforts, to renounce all thought of benefit from the property which you have acquired.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
Example Sentence:
1  Therefore, what they have to renounce is their presence in that piece of our national territory.
2  You will have to renounce citizenship of this country if you apply for citizenship of another.
3  Edward renounced his claim to the French throne.
4  She renounced her claim to the property.
5  Her ex-husband renounced his claim to the family house.
6  After a period of imprisonment she renounced terrorism.