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Usage Examples for ABJURE

  1. If he failed to compound for his crime, he had to appear before the coroner, clothed in sackcloth, confess his crime, and abjure the realm. - "Old Church Lore" by William Andrews
  2. But Agostino backed his entreaty to her to abjure that song; Rocco gave way, and half shyly requested her to think of prudence. - "Vittoria, v4" by George Meredith
  3. Adore then the terrestrial influences, and abjure Mahomet. - "The History of the Caliph Vathek" by William Beckford
  4. It would have led them through Bavarian territory, and thereby perhaps afforded Duke William, the ruler of the country, occasion to abjure his neutrality and turn openly against the Smalcalds. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers" by Georg Ebers
  5. If he consented, he was reconciled, and was subjected to punishments and penances; if he refused, he was excommunicated; and if he did not demand absolution, or promise to abjure after the space of one year, he was considered as an obstinate heretic, and proceeded against as such. - "The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII." by Juan Antonio Llorente
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