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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABANDONED

Why should she care for the decrees of a God who had abandoned her!

At length the horses and the greater part of the escort had to be abandoned.

Almost always these abandoned children are the offspring of vice.

You are right, I have abandoned worldly ambitions—most of them.

Heyward abandoned every hope, with the belief it was the signal that they were discovered.

The wife the Huron chief had abandoned, when he was chased from among his people, was dead.

Uncas abandoned his rifle, and leaped forward with headlong precipitation.

A vile habit this, but one that it is to be feared will never be abandoned.

The doctors, who failed to agree respecting her case, had abandoned her.

He had come to Eden on a speculation of this kind, but had abandoned it, and was about to leave.

WORD ORIGIN

"self-devoted" to some purpose (usually evil), late 14c., past participle adjective from abandon (v.).

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