Synonyms for ABANDONMENT

Usage Examples for ABANDONMENT

  1. 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
  2. Already it had spoken, and against " abandonment." - "The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)" by John Holland Rose
  3. 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
  4. Yet hope spoke in the abandonment; and with renewed spirit and a more than lively courage, I turned toward the little gate through which I had passed twice before that day. - "The Millionaire Baby" by Anna Katharine Green
  5. Without her he would have died of weariness and self- abandonment. - "Fruitfulness Fecondite" by Emile Zola