RENUNCIATION in a Sentence

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renunciation
 n.  sacrificing; giving up; state of having rejected your religious beliefs
Classic Sentence:
1  Reason, judgment, renunciation, all the sane daylight forces, were beaten back in the sharp struggle for self-preservation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
2  One by one she had detached herself from the baser possibilities, and she saw that nothing now remained to her but the emptiness of renunciation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
3  She flung out her hands in a gesture of renunciation.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
4  One was the renunciation of his old life, of his utterly useless education.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 12
5  This renunciation gave him satisfaction, and was easy and simple.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 12
6  I am not enthusiastic over your Jesus, who preaches renunciation and sacrifice to the last extremity.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII—PHILOSOPHY AFTER DRINKING
7  The monastery is a renunciation.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VIII—FAITH, LAW
8  From a moral point of view, I cannot say that I think much of your great renunciation.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
9  These were the only traces of luxury, of that clinging to the minute observance of personal seemliness, which showed what her other renunciations must have cost.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
10  Don't spoil it by renunciations.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
11  And then, Cosette had, for long years, been habituated to seeing enigmas around her; every being who has had a mysterious childhood is always prepared for certain renunciations.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—THE TWO OLD MEN DO EVERYTHING, EACH ONE AFTER ...
Example Sentence:
1  According to the Buddhist point of view, monks and nuns are supposed to hold renunciation vows.