What are the antonyms for ABANDONMENT?

Synonyms for ABANDONMENT

Usage Examples for ABANDONMENT

  1. She thought of three different scenes; she thought of Mary sitting upright and saying, " I'm in love- I'm in love"; she thought of Rodney losing his self- consciousness among the dead leaves, and speaking with the abandonment of a child; she thought of Denham leaning upon the stone parapet and talking to the distant sky, so that she thought him mad. - "Night and Day" by Virginia Woolf
  2. Yet the position of the besieged was becoming desperate: dwindling daily in numbers, they were becoming too feeble to hold the long line of fortifications; but, when his council suggested the abandonment of Il Borgo and Senglea and withdrawal to St. Angelo, La Valette remained obdurate. - "Knights of Malta, 1523-1798" by R. Cohen