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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