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Usage Examples for ABDICATE

  1. Use your reason to the full to examine my credentials; study prophecy, history, the Fathers- study my claims in any realm in which your intellect is competent- and then see if it is not after all supremely reasonable for Reason to abdicate that particular throne on which she has sat so long and to seat Faith there instead? - "Paradoxes of Catholicism" by Robert Hugh Benson
  2. Now your Lordships see Mr. Hastings appearing in his own character again,- exercising the power he had pretended to abdicate, whilst the Nabob sinks and subsides under him. - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
  3. The alarm of the ministers seems to have been increased by finding that the King's intention had been confided to Marlborough, the very last man to whom such a secret would have been imparted unless William had really made up his mind to abdicate in favour of the Princess of Denmark. - "The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  4. " But let us suppose, merely for pastime, that His Majesty does abdicate. - "The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  5. He was obliged to abdicate the year following the issue of the stamps as a result of a conspiracy. - "The Postage Stamp in War" by Fred. J. Melville