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Usage Examples for ABDICATE

  1. But let us suppose merely for pastime that His Majesty does abdicate - "The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  2. The deeds of Philip required no herald unless Henry was prepared to abdicate his hardly earned title to the throne of France - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
  3. The political troubles of the Austrian Empire obliged the Emperor Ferdinand to abdicate in favor of his youthful nephew Francis Joseph - "Pius IX. And His Time" by The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson
  4. I offer the King an opportunity to abdicate his throne and retain his liberty - "The Lighted Match" by Charles Neville Buck
  5. The last words not to seem to abdicate as Queen Consort - "Somehow Good" by William de Morgan